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Archive for November, 2008

  • What’s the difference between Shrimp and Prawns?

    Monday, November 17th, 2008

    We get the question “What’s the difference between shrimp and prawns?” all the time here at ShrimpCocktail.com. Many restaurants use the terms “shrimp” and “prawns” interchangeably. Or use “prawns” as a way of saying “large shrimp.” Shrimp and prawns are closely related animals, but there are differences between the two. However, the features that distinguish […]

  • Basic gluten-free cocktail sauce recipe for Shrimp Cocktail

    Monday, November 17th, 2008

    This recipe is nice because it is both fat free and gluten free. Enjoy! Ingredients 3/4 cup of gluten free ketchup (Try Mother’s Mountain Ketchup from Maine) 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh juice only…but you knew that!) 3 tablespoons drained horseradish 1/4 teaspoon hot chili sauce Stir, refrigerate and […]

  • How to select fresh shrimp at the market

    Friday, November 14th, 2008

    Only purchase fresh shrimp from reputable grocery stores and markets. Do NOT buy shrimp from outdoor vendors or deliverymen in trucks. Deliverymen will tell you that they have a great deal on shrimp that is “more than their customer ordered” or similar nonsense. You have no idea if this shrimp is fresh or bad. Avoid! […]

  • Heinz Exotic Sauce

    Friday, November 14th, 2008

    Wow! I came across Heinz Exotic Sauce at a local market. It’s not available in the USA. For a bottled product (from Heinz no less!) it is exceptional. It’s bursting with flavor! It comes in a very small bottle, so you only need to use a small dab. It goes great with shrimp. I’m a […]