Shrimp Cocktail


Who does not like to have a shrimp cocktail? In my opinion it is undoubtedly one of the tastiest appetizers that one can think of.  But the fat-oozing mayonnaise or tartar sauce can come in the way of enjoying it without a single worry of gaining weight.

But it is hard to stay away from this otherwise delicious dish and you might often give in to temptation. Drilldoggy understand your state of mind and have a healthier version of shrimp cocktail up his sleeve to ensure that you can enjoy it without having to cheat on your diet plan.

The shrimp cocktail is prepared using exotic combination of horse radish puree, onion and chili sauce. While horseradish maintains the creamy goodness of shrimp cocktail, the chili sauce peps it up with a hint if fiery heat.  If you are wondering that our shrimp cocktail will not be able to match the flavors of those served in restaurants, try this recipe at least once. You’ll be stunned to see how this caveman version is exceptionally tasty in spite of being extremely low in fat content.



  • 1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • ½ tbsp horseradish puree
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp chili sauce (opt for one with minimal or no sugar)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 2-4 lettuce leaves


  • Fill a 2-quart pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Drop in the shrimps and place a lid on top.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the seafood to cook in hot water for 5 minutes, until their flesh turn opaque.
  • Drain them out using a slotted spoon and wash under running water to cool them down right away.
  • Spoon the horseradish puree, chili sauce as well as lemon juice into a medium bowl and whisk them together until well combined.
  • Stir in the grated onion until evenly distributed and throw in the cooked shrimp.
  • Sprinkle the chopped celery over them and give a stir to coat well.
  • Spread out the lettuce leaves along the inner sides of the cocktail glasses to line and spoon in the mixture,
  • Add more sauce on top to spice it up further and serve chilled.