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Citrus Shrimp Cocktail with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce

The days have come and gone when Shrimp Cocktail was on every restaurant menu. It remains a popular appetizer, a dish that will impress your guests, no matter how simple the recipe is.
This Citrus Shrimp Cocktail with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce version adds some wonderful flavors. I love the addition of Japanese wasabi to a typical cocktail sauce recipe. Feel free to add the wasabi paste according to your taste.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: citrus shrimp cocktail, wasabi cocktail sauce, cocktail sauce recipe, wasabi paste
Yield: 2 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp peeled, deveined, tails left on
  • 1 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ice bath, as needed

Wasabi Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1 c. catsup
  • 1 TB prepared horseradish, to taste
  • 3-4 tsp. wasabi (Japanese horseradish) paste, to taste
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch white pepper


  • In a saucepan combine all ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil; stirring.
  • Immediately remove from heat; allow to sit 2-3 minutes; until shrimp is cooked through. 
  • Transfer shrimp into ice bath; drain well.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
  • Reserve.

How To Serve:

  • For service: Place shrimp in serving dishes/cups.
  • Spoon sauce into individual serving/dipping bowls.
  • Serves 2-4.