Korean Shrimp Cocktail

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Spicy Korean Shrimp Cocktail: A simple and easy switch-up to the classic shrimp cocktail. This version is served with a slightly sweet and spicy gochujang cocktail sauce! | macheesmo.com
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A simple and easy switch-up to the classic shrimp cocktail. This version is served with a slightly sweet and spicy gochujang cocktail sauce!

Ingredients

1 pound jumbo shrimp (18-20)
1-2 teaspoons Old Bay, for steaming
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon gochujang
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
Red pepper flakes, garnish
Fresh cilantro, garnish

Directions

1) Use kitchen shears or scissors to cut up the back of each shrimp, exposing the vein if there is one. Rinse out any dirt or vein with cold water. Leave the shell around the shrimp though.

2) When all your shrimp are cleaned, toss them in a steamer and season them well with Old Bay. I recommend using about 2 teaspoons of Old Bay per pound of shrimp. A lot of it will fall off during cooking.

3) Add steamer with shrimp to a pot of simmering water. The water shouldn’t really touch the shrimp if you can help it. Let the shrimp steam for about 6 minutes until they are cooked through and tender.

4) Chill shrimp in an ice bath and serve with homemade Korean cocktail sauce. (Ketchup, gochujang, ginger). Garnish shrimp and sauce with minced cilantro and red pepper flakes.