easy shrimp cocktail

Person Author: Maaike Calender December 24, 2015 Posted No Tags Comment No Comments

I’m going retro with my Christmas feast, to the 70’s to be precise with shrimp cocktail, cheese fondue and black forest gateau and  Irish or royal coffee, depending on taste…Merry Christmas everyone!

garnalen cocktail


Serves 8-10

For the sauce:

1 tub of fresh cheese like Philadelphia

4 tablespoons of mayonaise

2 tablespoons of ketchup

½ tablespoon of brandy or cognac, or more to taste

Salt and pepper

Tabasco to taste

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

Pinch of smoked paprika (sweet)

1 clove of garlic, pressed


For the salade:

Watercress or lambslettuce

1 apple, diced finely

4  halves of peaches from a can

100grams of chicken or turkey flesh (cooked leftovers)

Dille to taste

Appr. 500grams of shrimps, I’ve used frozen, but you can also use ready cooked ones

Squeeze of lime for the apple



garnalen cocktail01

Bring water to the boil to blanch the shrimp, if you use cooked, you can skip this step 😉

Make the sauce  by combining all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, season to taste.

Blanch the shrimp until they turn pink, , drain and rinse under caold water, leave to cool then remove intestins if needed.


garnalen cocktail02

Meanwhile chop the left over chicken of turkey, Apple, peaches with lime juice to prevend discoloring, add dill and the cooled shrimps, season to taste.

garnalen cocktail03

To serve put a handful of lettuce in the bottom of little bowls, add a dollop of sauce then add the shrimp salad, dress with a little more sauce


Recipe and photos Gardeninglady







Leave a Reply

SagePay Thawte Visa Paypal Master Card
Read more:
Lebanese style aubergines

Serves 4: 2 aubergines with stem 1 tbsp (sunflower) oil 1 onion halved then sliced 50grams raisins 50gram dried apricots 2tsp cinnamom powder 2tsp cumin poeder 2 tsp coriander powder...