Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


 are just plain annoying... 
After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps.
 Have the shrimp cocktail instead.
" -Miss Piggy, Gourmond

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is the perfect summer meal. The shrimp can be steamed in advance, the cocktail sauce and salad dressing or side made and the corn wrapped for roasting. As soon as the corn is finished everything else is easy to serve up and so good for you.


Shrimp Cocktail

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 1/4 cup Cocktail Sauce

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied - or divided to make single servings if you wish - and requires making Cocktail Sauce.

Serve with Roasted Corn on the Cob and Parmesan Squash or Herbed Zucchini or Green Beans with Red Onion or Candied Carrots or Roasted Tomatoes or a side salad of your choice.

Shrimp Cocktail


Prepare a plate on the counter with a couple of handfuls of ice.

Place the water in a medium sauce pan fitted with a steamer basket over high heat. When the water boils place the shrimp in the steamer and cover.

Cook for about 5 - 8 minutes watching carefully. Just as the shrimp begin to be completely pink and lose their translucent color remove them and place on top of the ice.

Allow the shrimp to cool on the ice for a few minutes turning once. Place them in a container and cover. Refrigerate at least an hour.

Serve the shrimp with 1/4 cup Cocktail Sauce per serving.

Note that the Nutrition Facts include the Cocktail Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 1/4 cup cocktail sauce

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 155 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 12g
Protein 23g
Vitamin K 2mcg