Spicy Ginger Shrimp Cocktail


Today’s Recipe: Spicy Ginger Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: spicy ginger shrimp cocktail
Author: Food Network Kitchen


Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • cup hot mango chutney
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • juice of 1 lime


  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems only
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails intact)


  • Make the cocktail sauce: Combine the chili sauce, chutney, cilantro, ginger, and lime juice in a small bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the shrimp: Remove the lime zest with a vegetable peeler and transfer to a pot, then squeeze the lime juice into the pot and add the squeezed limes. Add the ginger, cilantro stems, coriander, fennel, cumin, peppercorns, and 2 quarts cold water. Cover and bring to a simmer; cook over low heat, 15 minutes. Add the shrimp, cover, and remove from the heat. Let sit until just cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Drain the shrimp and transfer to a bowl of ice water; let sit until cold. Drain and pat dry. Serve with the cocktail sauce.

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