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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
I grew up on the seacoast and absolutely love shrimp but usually I put it into recipes with pasta or a stirfry. Very rarely do I sit down to a plate of shrimp cocktail unless it is at a party or for a New Year's Eve celebration. It just seems like one of those fancy things that you don't eat on a Wednesday night just for the heck of it. I almost always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer so when I came across a recipe on What's Cooking America for a homemade shrimp cocktail sauce I decided to give it a try (with a few minor changes based on my own taste buds). I rarely just keep a jar of shrimp cocktail sauce sitting in my fridge. Why? Because my refrigerator door looks like this:
There are so many jars and bottles of stuff on there I can't find anything. I have to rummage through an assortment of salad dressings and dipping sauces just to find the jelly. And at 5 AM when I am making school lunches the kids are lucky they get blueberry jelly on their sandwich and not the jalapeno jelly that I bought last year and haven't had the energy to throw away yet. This homemade shrimp cocktail sauce uses a few simple ingredients that I almost always have sitting in my fridge or pantry so that is one less cluttered bottle of stuff on my refrigerator door. Now, there is no need for me to wait to enjoy shrimp cocktail at a special holiday party. I am going to start eating it on Tuesdays just to celebrating the fact that I survived Monday! Yay ME!
Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.