Shrimp cocktail is always a welcomed guest at the party—especially when it's spiced up with Cajun flavors.
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- 4 garlic cloves (divided)
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
- 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
- sea salt
- ground black pepper (freshly)
- 12 ounces lager beer
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes (dried)
- 1 pound large shrimp (21-25 count)
- Finely chop 2 garlic cloves and place in a medium bowl. Smash and peel the other 2 cloves and set aside.
- Add the ketchup, horseradish, and next 8 ingredients (through mustard powder) to the bowl with the chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (may be made a day ahead).
- Fill a bowl or baking dish (large enough to hold the shrimp in a single layer) with ice.
- Pour the beer into a medium pot and add enough cold water to equal about 1-inch depth. Add the smashed garlic cloves, oregano, and chile flakes to the liquid and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. (Keep an eye on it—even with water added, the beer may foam and spill over if the pot isn’t deep enough.)
- Add the shrimp and boil until pink, 2-3 minutes, depending on size. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon to the bed of ice and let chill until cold, turning once.
- To serve, arrange the chilled shrimp on a platter and serve the cocktail sauce in bowls alongside.
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