I have finally gotten back into the swing of cooking for my friends. It has been a long hiatus because of my surgery and my wonderful second honeymoon.
This roasted lemon shrimp cocktail has become my go-to appetizer this summer. Besides the fact that it is incredibly tasty, it earned its way into the repertoire because it is very easy and can be prepared in advance of my guests’ arrival.
I serve it with two dipping sauces. One sauce is the traditional cocktail sauce, and the other is Ina Garten’s Louis sauce.
- 2 lb bag of 16-20 shrimp
- 2 lemons sliced very thin
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup of EVOO mixed with 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning mix
- aleppo pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- slice the lemons very thin and arrange on a sheet pan
- mix the shrimp with the seasoned EVOO
- place the shrimp on top of the lemons
- sprinkle the lemon zest and aleppo pepper liberally on the shrimp
- bake for 15 to 20 minutes
- serve at room temperature
Louis Sauce – Ina Garten
1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
WARNING: Don’t hope for any leftovers. Every time I serve this dish, I end up with an empty plate.
27 responses to “LEMON SHRIMP COCKTAIL – nothing small about the taste”
Such an easy but super delicious dish! Shrimps and lemons are a wonderful combination of flavors!
Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts Ribana.
Looks wonderful Bernie! It does indeed look like one of those dishes you make extra the next time for planned leftovers, only the plan doesn’t quite work that way!
GM Dorothy, I see you are an early bird like me. Thanks for spending a part of your morning with me.
It looks easy and delicious. I can see why it is a favorite. I plan to make it here and in Florida. Thanks.
I see you are an early bird like me Teddy. Thanks for sharing part of your morning with me❤️
Love this shrimp! I’ve never heard of Louis sauce! At least you know if you have no leftovers that your guests were happy!
Mimi, I married into an Italian family whose motto is if there aren’t leftovers you didn’t make enough food! I have felt uneasy since my first dinner party as a married woman about the issue of leftovers😳
I also grew up with leftover as a necessary part of the meal! I actually love it.
Shrimp and lemon is the perfect combination.:)
Ah, thanks for the mental support Ronit on the leftovers.
Even tho’ I’m not one of your “early birds”, I look forward to all your posts and indeed do try at least most of them..this one in particular! Thanks, Bern, for helping with my dinner choices 😋
Well Gloria, you may not be one of the early birds but you are one of the favorites❤️
Well, this sounds perfect. I’m all in favor of a delicious dish that I can make ahead when company’s coming. And I love that you made two dipping sauce options! No wonder there were no leftovers. 🙂
It is quick and easy Terrie. Still waiting for news of your visit.
Les and I were hoping to make a quick drive-away trip up your way over Labor Day weekend but we couldn’t make it work because our pet sitter is not available. We don’t leave our sweet, aging dog with just anyone, but we will make our way that direction eventually and I’ll for sure let you know! 🙂
oh yum bernadette. i love prawns (shrimp) and this sounds great. if only my hubby ate seafood …
Well you will just have to make some when you have company who can help you eat them. Have a great weekend Sherry.
Simple and flavorful, with wonderful good looks — what more can you ask for? Such a nice recipe — thanks.
Hi John, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Have a great week.
I could eat this once a week! This is my kind of meal.
Thanks Diane. It is easy and delicious, just like your recipes.
Shrimp are my favourite, Bernadette. This looks yummy.
Thanks Robbie. I hope you try it.
Looks just wonderful, Bernadette. Almost makes me want shrimp for breakfast with my coffee! Happy Sunday, my friend. <3
Thanks Diana. Have a wonderful week.
Yum! I love the warning – that would be true at our place as well!
Beautiful! A perfect example of simple is best!