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Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Difficulty 1/5
Prep time 5 mins

Cook time 10 mins
Serves 2-4

Hardwood Mesquite

Serve this spicy, smokin’ shrimp cocktail at your next get together. This grilled shrimp recipe has big-time flavor and comes fully-loaded with a fiery homemade cocktail sauce.


2 lbs shrimp, tails on, deveined

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

kosher salt, to taste

freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tbsp prepared horseradish

1 tbsp lemon juice

hot sauce, optional

chopped italian parsley, to garnish


When ready to cook, set the temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Rinse the shrimp in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with the oil and Old Bay seasoning. If not using seasoning, add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.

Toss until the shrimp are well coated and place shrimp on a baking sheet that will fit on the grill.

Place the baking sheet with the shrimp on the grill and cook until opaque, about 5-7 minutes.

For the Cocktail Sauce: Mix together the ketchup, horseradish and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, adding the hot sauce if desired.

Serve the cocktail sauce in a bowl alongside the grilled shrimp. Top shrimp and sauce with chopped Italian parsley Enjoy!

*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

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