The best Shrimp Cocktail, with clear-out-your sinuses horseradish, lemony citrus and spicy hot sauce, created by the king of the Jolly fam.
Holidays at the Jolly’s? We always have Shrimp Cocktail.
You must come over and party with the Jolly fam. It is always a blast and a riot. The champagne will be flowing, oldies music playing (or the Home Alone soundtrack if it’s Christmas!), I’ll be dancing with my mom and dad will be cracking jokes. Our families’ two dogs will be hanging out and ready to snuggle. And my sis and I will be singing and cheersing with matching pajamas. You, of course, will have matching pajamas on too. And, without a doubt, there will be Shrimp Cocktail.
Shrimp Cocktail is killer (kind of like my mom’s Killer Cozies!) and was created by my dad.
My dad is all about originality, flavor and presentation in the kitchen. I cook just like him – which is probably why remembering the measurements is so hard for me. He doesn’t use cookbooks or measuring cups, adds a bit of this little of this, little bit of that and makes adjustments. And that’s exactly how he makes his Shrimp Cocktail.
It’s a joy to watch. Mr. Jolly, as he’ll make sure you don’t call him by his first name (which is Alan, btw and I am named after him!) with all ingredients in front of him. Adding a little lemon juice, horseradish and Worcestershire, until it has spice, citrus and kick. He’ll enthusiastically ask me to try it, we’ll add some more hot sauce and horseradish, until we’ve both decided it’s perfect. It will be presented as a staple in our spread and he’ll be eager to find out if you love it too.
So, I made Dad’s Shrimp Cocktail all on my own for the first time, so this amazing recipe could be yours.
To be honest, it took a couple times, but I’ve got it! You’ll love the Jolly Hostess twist this week if you’re always up for shrimp cocktail and like a sauce that is fiery, zesty and tangy. Also, I’ve upped the presentation (thanks, dad!), using vintage wine glasses with a lettuce and carrot combo for single servings. Perfect for cheersing along with some bubbly!
All about shrimp? Check out Bacon Wrapped Shrimp too!
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