food fun

vodka shrimp cocktail

vodka shrimp cocktaila house favorite…

The recipe was adapted from Bon Appetit, April 2000.  It’s a light and refreshing shrimp cocktail. We usually serve it in a hollowed sweet pepper with extra marinade.

Be sure not to over-marinate the shrimp, as they will get tough. The acid from the citrus juices will firm the shrimp, so only cook them lightly.


1-1/2 lb large shrimp, lightly cooked and peeled
1 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1-3/4 C)
1/4 C vodka
1/2 C orange juice
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
1/4 C + 1 TBSP ketchup
2 TBSP olive oil
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce (tabasco)
1/2 C cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper

Combine juices, ketchup, vodka and hot pepper sauce in large bowl. Whisk in oil. Add shrimp, onion and cilantro and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to 6 hours.

Serves 6


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s