| Difficulty Level:   | Serves 6 | Prep Time: 5 min  | Cooking Time: 35 min |


Shrimp Cocktail is a classic that delights seafood lovers around the world. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer at a fancy dinner party or as a light snack on a warm summer day, shrimp cocktail never fails to impress.

2 Lemons (Halved)
2 to 3 Bay Leaves
1 1/2 Cups of Cocktail Sauce
How to prepare the Cocktail Sauce: 
  1. Fill a large saucepan with water. Add the bay leaves, squeeze in the juice from one of the lemons, and add the unsqueezed lemon halves. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp to the simmering water so that they are completely immersed. Bring the water to a boil and cook the shrimp for 4 to 5 minutes if thawed and for about 8 minutes if frozen. Drain in a colander and cover with crushed ice to chill. Discard the lemon halves and bay leaves.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the ice and put the chilled shrimp in a container. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Serve the chilled shrimp with the Cocktail Sauce.