By Chef Eric Gephart

Shrimp Cocktail

Serves: 8 people
Cook Time: 0 - 30 min
Skill:
Beginner
Method:
Grilled
Food:
Seafood

Ingredients

  • Main

  • Poaching Liquid

  • Shrimp Cocktail

  • Tequila Citrus Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp cocktail is great any time of the year. Here is a simple and delicious approach utilizing the fire power of your grill which imparts such unique fun and flavor.

Enjoy

Chef Eric Gephart

Instructions

    Shrimp

  1. 01

    Stabilize your grill at 450˚F and set up for direct cooking.

  2. 02

    Place a small pot on the back of the grate to start heating.

  3. 03

    Peel the shrimp. Toss the shells with olive oil.

  4.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 04

    Toast the shells on the grill grate over direct flame.

  6. 05

    Transfer shells to the pot.

  7. 06

    Add all poaching liquid ingredients to the pot and bring to a simmer, about 15 minutes.

  8.  

    Ingredients

    • 2 leaves Bay Leaf
    • 5 each Black Pepper Corns
    • 2 cloves Garlic, rough chop
    • 1 each Shallot, rough chop
    • 3/4 cup White Wine
    • 1/2 cup Old Bay
    • 4 cups Water
  9. 07

    Add shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

  10.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound 21/25 Shrimp, Deveined, Shell On
  11. 08

    While shrimp are cooking, put ice in a heat-resistant bowl.

  12.  

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups Ice
  13. 09

    Once shrimp are done, remove the pot from the grill.

  14. 10

    Remove the shrimp from the poaching liquid and place them onto the ice.

  15. 11

    Pour some of the cooking liquid into the ice to shock the shrimp in the cooled poaching liquid ice bath. Leave the shrimp in the cooled liquid until ready to serve.

  16. Tequila Citrus Cocktail Sauce

  17. 12

    Combine all cocktail sauce ingredients in a bowl and whip to fully incorporate. Reserve for later use.

  18. Shrimp Cocktail

  19. 13

    Fill a serving jar about 3/4 full with ice.

  20. 14

    Top with sliced Bibb lettuce. Make a cup from another leaf of lettuce and pour some cocktail sauce in the center.

  21.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 leaf Bibb Lettuce, sliced
    • 1/2 cup Cocktail Sauce
  22. 15

    Remove shrimp from poaching liquid. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp and sprinkle on a little Old Bay.

  23.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
    • 1/2 each lemon juiced
  24. 16

    Place shrimp hanging over the edge of the serving jar. If desired, add a lemon wedge with the shrimp and sprinkle on a little more Old Bay.