I'll be the first to admit that I have a lot of favorite foods. What can I say? I love food! One of said favorites is peel and eat shrimp, and I cannot believe that I've waited almost 33 years to try to make it at home. I've started keeping frozen raw shrimp in my freezer, because it makes an easy pasta sauce with some butter and veggies thrown in. So one night, I wanted something different to eat, and I found this webpage on Once Upon a Chef and I was amazed as to how easy that it could be. I had all the ingredients! Let's get to it!
First, run the shrimp under cold running water to thaw it out. Note--I accidentally purchased small shrimp--next time, I'll make sure I get the big guys.
Next, melt some butter in a pan with some beer and Old Bay Seasoning. I don't measure things, so just add as much as you like.
Now, maybe this is more liquid than you need, but who cares.
Now onto the cocktail sauce! All you need is ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
Again, just add ingredients till it tastes like how you want it.
At this point, the shrimp should be ready! When everything is pink and looks done--try one out and see. Fish them out of the cooking liquid and let them cool!
Get ready for some awesome!