This shrimp cocktail recipe from Jeanette Chen from Jeanette’s Healthy Living blog is a spicy twist on the traditional favorite. This healthy alternative adds a lot of flavor and you can prepare this in the morning prior to your event. Jeanette incorporated the flavor of Garlic Shrimp with a touch of Spanish smoked paprika into these roasted shrimp. For the sauce, try using a bit of Jeanette’s Ghost Chile Carrot Hot Sauce to spice it up!
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Serves: About 45 pieces of shrimp
3 pounds (15-count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1½ tablespoon good olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
11 ounce bottle seafood cocktail sauce
½ cup organic ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons Ghost Chile Carrot Hot Sauce or other hot sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until shrimp is just cooked through. Set aside to cool. Arrange on a platter with a bowl of Cocktail Sauce.
In a bowl, stir together all the Cocktail Sauce ingredients.