101 Simple Meals: #61

Description: “Poach shrimp and plunge into ice water. Serve with cocktail sauce: one cup ketchup, one tablespoon vinegar, three tablespoons melted butter and lots of horseradish.”

#61: shrimp with cocktail sauce

Notes: Okay, I draw the line at calling this a “substantial main course” as mentioned in the introduction to this article. It’s shrimp cocktail. It’s not a meal. On it’s own, it’s an appetizer; paired with bread and a salad, it’s maybe a meal.

Don’t get me wrong — it was good. Of course it’s good; it’s a shrimp cocktail. (And, I admit, I did not make the cocktail sauce. I bought it at Trader Joe’s and it was quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. The next time I go there, I’m picking up an extra bottle to send to my dad; that’s how good it was.)

Rating: Not really a meal, but still very good.

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5 thoughts on “101 Simple Meals: #61

  1. You’ve got to be kidding me! Shrimp cocktail is a favorite dinner around here. When we’ve had a tough day, or are too tired to cook, we make a quick shrimp cocktail.

    So much more satisfying than take-out.

  2. I agree, Kristen, this needs some help to be a meal. Maybe a can of cannellini, drained and tossed with a little olive oil, a little minced garlic and chopped basil. A nice foil to the tanginess of the cocktail sauce. Good to know about Trader Joe’s cocktail sauce, by the way.

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