Friday, June 2, 2017

Boiled Shrimp and Red Sauce

One of my favorite meals is boiled shrimp and red sauce. We almost aways have it on New Year's Eve, and often for other occasions as well. Today I'm sharing our recipe - the red sauce recipe was created by my grandpa and it is a lot tastier than your normal cocktail sauce.  I like the red sauce so much that I usually wind up eating the leftovers with Ritz crackers.

  • peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning 
  • paprika
  • Rick's Red Sauce
    • 16 oz Heinz ketchup (I prefer using Simply Heinz - no corn syrup!)
    • juice of 2 lemons
    • 2 tbsp. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbsp. A.1. steak sauce
    • 1 tbsp. Heinz 57 sauce
    • 4-5 splashes Tabasco

Bring water to a boil and add Old Bay seasoning. Add peeled and deveined shrimp.  Bring water back to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes. Add a sprinkle of paprika to the water. Drain the shrimp and rinse with cold water. Dunk in ice or put in the refrigerator to chill.

To make the red sauce, stir the ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, A.1. steak sauce, Heinz 57 sauce, and tabasco together.  Refrigerate.

Serve the shrimp with a side of red sauce and enjoy!

This is a really easy meal to make and great for parties, since you can make as much as you need.  


  1. Saw this posted on Facebook and had to get the recipe. Thanks Kim! Your family is very creative.