This April 28 photo shows shrimp with strawberry cocktail sauce in Concord, N.H. Photo by: AP Photo/Matthew Mead
July 9, 2014 10:51:35 AM
Most of us know the secret to amazing homemade cocktail sauce -- spike some ketchup with horseradish, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce and you're good to go.
But for summer, we wanted to update this classic companion to chilled shrimp. So we looked to what was seasonal and decided to try a strawberry-based cocktail sauce. It ended up being a perfect pairing. Like the tomatoes in ketchup, strawberries offer a balance of sweet and acidic. Boost the flavor with garlic, ginger and a jalapeno and you have a whole lot of deliciousness.
SHRIMP WITH STRAWBERRY COCKTAIL SAUCE
Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus cooling
Makes 6 servings
1 quart strawberries, hulled and halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch chunk fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, halved (remove seeds, if desired)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pound cooked shrimp, shells removed, chilled
Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories; 15 calories from fat (13 percent of total calories); 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 115 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 16 g protein; 270 mg sodium.
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