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Easy Shrimp Cocktail Platter

Points® value
Total Time
10 min
10 min
For a simple appetizer that is always a hit with guests, you can’t beat shrimp cocktail. For this version, we gussy-up store-bought cocktail sauce with lots of lemon zest, a spritz of lemon juice, Sriracha, and cilantro. The sauce tastes fresh, a little spicy, and deliciously different from the usual offering. For convenience, go with frozen precooked shrimp and thaw it overnight in the fridge. You can assemble the platter up to a day ahead; keep it covered in the fridge and bring it out shortly before serving. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


Store bought cocktail sauce

¾ cup(s)


2 tbsp(s), finely chopped

Lemon zest

2 tsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Sriracha hot sauce

1 tsp(s)

Cooked frozen shrimp

1½ pound(s)


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cocktail sauce, cilantro, lemon zest, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Serve with the shrimp.
  2. Serving size: 3 oz shrimp and about 1 ½ tbsp sauce