Shrimp Cocktail with Sriracha Cocktail Sauce would be a great choice for everyday food or anytime you need a low-carb appetizer!
this is Shrimp cocktail with sriracha cocktail sauce It’s something I promise will hit you when you want a special appetizer that’s really fun but still low in carbs!
This easy six-ingredient recipe uses cooked, frozen, and thawed shrimp, saving it the hassle of cooking, and making Sriracha Cocktail Sauce takes only about five minutes. And everyone who loves shrimp and sriracha will love this as an appetizer or to eat on game day.
In fact, the hardest part about this recipe may be remembering to defrost the shrimp overnight in the refrigerator, but I recommend doing this and then making sure it’s ice cold when you serve it.
And of course there’s a big game coming up, so I’m reminding you of this favorite shrimp recipe Friday favorite this week. And if you’re really a shrimp fan, check out my suggestions in this post for more delicious low carb shrimp recipes!
What components do you need?
How do you make a low carb cocktail sauce?
I originally made this recipe using low-sugar ketchup, which is what you’ll see in these photos. But this is now Sugar free ketchup (affiliate link) Widely available, it is ideal to use for making low-carb cocktail sauce. I’m a big fan of Hughes Ketchup Sugar Free (referral link), but there are many good brands out there.
What size of frozen shrimp did you use?
Frozen shrimp are sold in the United States by size, with a number on the package giving a range for how many shrimp a pound is made of. I used 31-40 size shrimp for this recipe, but if you don’t mind splurging for a treat, larger shrimp (with fewer per pound) would also be great for this recipe!
Want more low carb appetizer ideas with shrimp?
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How to make shrimp cocktail with sriracha sauce:
(Scroll down for the full recipe with nutritional information.)
- Thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator overnight if possible.
- Before serving them, put the thawed shrimp in a colander and let dry while blending the sauce.
- I use Hughes Ketchup Sugar Free (affiliate link) for the sauce, because regular ketchup contains a lot of sugar.
- Finely chop about 1/4 cup of the green onions, using mostly the green parts.
- Whisk mayonnaise and ketchup together. Then add lemon juice, Sriracha sauce (referral link), green onions and sauce are ready!
- If the shrimp were still wet, I would place them between two layers of paper towels and press to absorb the excess moisture.
- Serve immediately. You can serve a plate of shrimp with a bowl of sauce for people to dip in, or make individual servings as I did. Enjoy!
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1 pound frozen cooked shrimp, thawed overnight in the refrigerator (I used 31-40 count Costco shrimp.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 TJ Hughes Ketchup Sugar Free
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (I used frozen fresh lemon juice)
1 T sriracha sauce (to taste)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
- Defrost the shrimp in the refrigerator overnight.
- Just before you want to serve them, put the shrimp in a colander and let them dry well.
- Finely chop the green onion.
- In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and ketchup.
- Add lemon juice, Sriracha sauce (Affiliate link) to taste, and finely chop the green onions to make the sauce.
- If you’re not familiar with Sriracha, I’ll start with a few teaspoons and taste before adding the full tablespoon. This will get a little hotter if you put it in the fridge, so keep that in mind.
- If the shrimp aren’t as dry as you’d like, place them between a double layer of paper towels and press with the towel to absorb excess moisture.
- Serve shrimp while it’s still cold.
- You can serve a plate of shrimp with sauce on the side, or make cocktails with shrimp.
- Remember to provide some kind of plate to put the shell piece from the tail.
If you do not have Hughes Ketchup Sugar Free (affiliate link) Use any sugar-free or low-sugar ketchup you can find.
You probably won’t have any leftovers, but leftover shrimp or sauce can certainly be refrigerated for a day or two.
The recipe created by Kalyn, came up with the idea of pairing Sriracha with shrimp White On Rice Couple.
Amount per service:
Calories: 332Total fat: 23 gramsSaturated fat: 4 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 18 gramsCholesterol: 251 mgsodium: 1423 mgcarbohydrates: 4 gramsthe basic: 0 gramssugar: 1 gramprotein: 26 grams
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a dietitian and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you’re making this shrimp cocktail with Sriracha cocktail sauce for a low-carb eating plan or the original South Beach diet, it’s important to use sugar-free ketchup because regular ketchup contains a lot of added sugar. Mayo is a limited food for South Beach, but you don’t eat much of it here, or you can use light mayonnaise if you prefer. With sugar-free ketchup, and assuming a moderate amount of sauce, I’d eat this at any point in South Beach, and it should be fine for all of my low carb eating plans.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2013. It was last updated with more information in 2022.
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