Classic Shrimp Cocktail


3 Quarts Water
3 Tbsp Coarse Salt
2 lb Large Shrimp (4 to 5 dozen), unpeeled

Classic Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
3/4 Cup Ketchup
3 Tbsp Grated Horseradish in vinegar (available at supermarkets)
1 Tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
A Few Drops of Hot Sauce (optional)


Place water in a large, heavy saucepan. Add coarse salt, and bring to a boil. Add shrimp, and turn off heat. Stir. Test after 2 to 3 minutes. Removed shrimp when they seem just cooked.

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve (at least 1 hour), then let warm slightly before serving. Serve unpeeled, or peeled, with cocktail sauce.