Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish

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Shrimp Cocktail is such a classic appetizer at parties, especially around the holidays.

Typically though the sauce is full of sugar, not with this keto-friendly version though! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make a delicious cocktail sauce from scratch. You can use any sugar-free ketchup or even make your own keto ketchup in less than 15 minutes.

This shrimp cocktail is tangy and a bit spicy from the addition of horseradish. Instead of Tabasco you can use the leftover juice from our Fermented Sriracha Sauce - it's delicious and not as hot as Tabasco.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

2.7 grams 0.6 grams 11.7 grams 1 grams 0.2 grams 71 calories
Total Carbs3.3grams
Net Carbs2.7grams
of which Saturated0.2grams
Magnesium28mg (7% RDA)
Potassium202mg (10% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (16%), protein (70%), fat (14%)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Cocktail sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar-free ketchup (240 g/ 8.5 oz) - you can make your own
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated or prepared horseradish (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or fish sauce
  • Tabasco, to taste
Serve with:
  • 450 g cooked and chilled shrimp (1 lb)
  • fresh lemon wedges, for serving
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  1. In a small serving bowl mix together all ingredients except shrimp.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish
  2. Arrange the cooked shrimp on a serving platter with the cocktail sauce in the middles.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish
  3. Serve with lemon wedges. The sauce can be stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to a week.
    Low-Carb Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish
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Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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