Caribbean Shrimp Cocktail

Many people around the world have tried to make it exactly as it is with that true Caribbean blend, some have past it with flying colours, while others have yet to make it their own, but here in the Caribbean, we are the masters of our craft, and it can be either in our genes. Caribbean Shrimp Cocktail, is just as it is a cocktail and a tasty one.


24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tsp ground Spanish thyme

½ tsp salt

2 cups shredded lettuce

lime slices to garnish


½ cup tomato ketchup

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp pepper sauce

⅛ tsp allspice powder

¼ tsp sugar

1 tsp minced onion

1 tbsp minced cilantro (chadon beni)

salt to taste

Marinate the shrimp in the Spanish thyme and salt for 15 minutes.  Steam the shrimp in about ¹₂ cup water.  When they are pink and curled, drain and refrigerate. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce.   Place the lettuce into four stemmed glasses.  Combine the shrimp with the sauce and divide equally between the glasses. Garnish with lime slices. • Serve immediately or refrigerate until required.




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