A simple recipe for prepering the shrimp in a shrimp cocktail.


20-30 Shrimp

1/4 Cup kosher salt

1/3 Cup sugar

~1 cup water

~2 cups ice


  1. Clean Shrimp, be sure to remove "veins" while keeping the shell intact.
  2. Place the shrimp in a bowl with the the salt, sugar, water and ice for 20-30 mins.
  3. Use broiler on oven and let preheat for 5-7 mins. Be sure to keep a baking sheet/broiler pan inside the oven during the preheat While letting the oven preheat, remove shrimp and drain fully. Rinse excess brine with cold water and drain on/with paper towel.
  4. Toss shrimp with olive oil in large clean bowl
  5. Place shrimp on hot baking sheet/pan and return to the oven.
  6. After 2-4 minutes turn shrimp over. Let the other side sit for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from oven, and remove shrimp immediately from hot pan and place in refridgerator

Once the shrimp are chilled, enjoy with Cocktail Sauce.