Sautéed Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Sautéed Garlic Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce will be the appetizer your guests will adore. And don't forget the homemade...

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Making your own cocktail sauce is so easy. It’ll save you time and money buying the sweet stuff in the store that never tastes as good as restaurant-style cocktail sauce. That spicy kick and sweet harmony are so heavenly with sautéed garlic shrimp!

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I used to frequent a local restaurant chain for their steak meal deal that came with a shrimp cocktail appetizer. Tried it once, and then avoided it. Until someone I know started dipping fries in it. It’s a spicy ketchup that I totally developed a craving for!

And then I started dipping my shrimp. Maybe I just needed to try it in a different way. Who knows. I love the heat of the horseradish.

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I bought two different brands of store-bought cocktail sauce, and both were super sweet, like a ketchup with really small chunks of horseradish. Not impressed. So it couldn’t be that hard right?

It isn’t! Just ketchup, horseradish spread and a little lemon juice. That’s it.

Ground horseradish makes a hotter (and better) cocktail sauce if you like the spicy kick. I do. But there isn’t much use for it at my house, so I just keep the spread on hand.

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Sautéed garlic shrimp makes such a fast and impressive appetizer for your cozy little get-togethers, and leaves a lot of time for catching up with your friends.

I don’t know about you but anything with shrimp just seems a little more upscale but it only takes a few minutes to cook.

Can you think of anything better to enjoy while you spend time with a few close friends? Well, maybe a little vino and some dessert, but both of those are easily accomplished when your appetizers take about 10 minutes! These garlic shrimp can even be dinner all by yourself – I won’t tell!

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Homemade Cocktail Sauce Recipe

  8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 5 tablespoons Horseradish Spread
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, horseradish spread, and lemon juice.
  2. Mix until completely incorporated.
  3. Allow to chill until ready to serve.
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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 31
Calories 106

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
31%
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic, Smashed and roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 pound Fresh Shrimp, Peeled and deveined

Directions

  1. Preheat a large pan on medium heat.
  2. Add butter and diced garlic.
  3. Cook the garlic for about a minute then remove from the butter.
  4. Now add the shrimp to the pan, season with salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes each side until fully cooked.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I use horseradish spread on my sandwiches so I always have it on hand. If you only have horseradish root, use quite a bit less and taste it as you go to make sure it’s not too spicy.
  • Sprinkle plain salt on the shrimp if you want or use a salt and parsley mix like I did!

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Published:
Modified:
Author:
Cooking Method:
Sauteed
Cuisine:
Seafood
Category:
Snacks
Tags:
, , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Appetizer Recipes, Snack Recipes, Party Food Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Shrimp Recipes, Sauce Recipes, Condiment Recipes, Sauteed Recipes
Recipe Yields:
6 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 31
Calories 106

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
31%
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!