Shrimp with key lime cocktail sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
19 min
15 min
4 min
Shrimp cocktail with a kick! This seafood classic is always a winner and our version is faster and more simple with only 5 ingredients! Ready in less than 20 minutes, guests are sure to gobble this dish up so make a few batches. The zing of the key lime juice spikes the cocktail sauce perfectly. The simple 3-ingredient cocktail sauce is one to save for use with other favorite seafood. Add some grated fresh horseradish for a little heat.


Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), medium, peeled and deveined


½ cup(s)

Fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp, or Key lime juice

Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp

Hot pepper sauce

½ tsp


  1. Rinse the shrimp under cold water and place them in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover them; heat just until the water begins to simmer. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside 1 minute, or until the shrimp are opaque in the center. Drain the shrimp, then plunge them into a bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange on a serving platter.
  2. To make the cocktail sauce, combine the ketchup, key lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more hot pepper sauce or Worcestershire sauce as desired. Serve the shrimp with the cocktail sauce.