This first time I had this shrimp cocktail was over 8 years ago while living in Italy. No stranger to seafood, I loved the idea of this salad, but I wasn’t convinced of the ingredients. Needless to say, it was love at first bite…and this shrimp cocktail has become part of my recipe repertoire ever since.
Let me preface by stating that I’m not a fan of mayonnaise nor ketchup. Consequently, I was taken by surprise that despite the fact that these were the main ingredients in this recipe, I couldn’t get enough of it!
Something about the combination of tart ketchup, creamy sweet mayo, and the bite from the Worcestershire and paprika make this shrimp cocktail so flavourful and so delicious!
This shrimp cocktail can be served in variety of ways, simple as is on a bed of lettuce leaves or on its own, as a fresh side salad to a seafood dinner, or served in small portions as a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Any which way you serve it, it’s delicious!
I actually prefer the leftovers. The longer flavours combine, the more flavourful it is!