Shrimp Cocktail with Low-Sugar Cocktail Sauce
|My Dad loved shrimp, so when it wasn’t the main dish I’d often make shrimp cocktail for him as an appetizer.|
(In memory of my wonderful father, I’m featuring some of his favorite recipes this week while I spend time with my family.) Shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce is one of my favorite foods, but traditional cocktail sauce has a fair amount of sugar for anyone who’s trying to pay attention to the glycemic index. Happily, shrimp cocktail is back on my menu, after I was walking through the grocery store recently and spotted a bottle of Heinz new Reduced-Sugar Ketchup. Right away I knew I’d have to apologize to Heinz for all the imaginary hate mail I sent a few years back when my store stopped selling Heinz One-Carb Ketchup.
1/2 cup low-sugar ketchup (Use Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup or natural ketchup with no sugar added)
2 T tomato paste (I used Amore tomato paste which comes in a tube.)
2-3 tsp. fresh lemon juice
4-5 tsp. cream-style horseradish
frozen cooked shrimp:
I used 31-40 count size.
Allow about 6-8 per person.
Thaw shrimp over night in the refrigerator, (or inside the bag in warm water will work in a pinch.) Let shrimp drain well, then pat dry with paper towels.
Mix together ketchup and tomato paste. Add smaller amounts of lemon juice and horseradish, stir to combine, then taste to see if you want to add more lemon or horseradish. (I like it pretty sour and spicy, but some people may prefer the smaller amounts.)
Serve shrimp with cocktail sauce. You can also make a traditional shrimp cocktail by layering chopped lettuce under diced shrimp mixed with cocktail sauce.
South Beach Suggestions:
More Tasty Shrimp Recipes to Try:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)
Jerked Shrimp from Seriously Good
Shrimp Quesadilla from Simply Recipes
Smoky Citrus Tea Shrimp from Cooking with Amy
Long Life Fertility Noodles with Happy Shrimp from Steamy Kitchen
Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry from Karina’s Kitchen
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