Cocktail Shrimp Dipping Sauces

May 12, 2022 | Dips | By Jane Majerus


What’s better than cocktail shrimp? The sauce you get to dip it in. Cocktail Shrimp are so simple and elegant and always please a crowd. While you may feel like you’ve “been there, done that” it’s the sauces that can really shake up this traditional appetizer. Don’t be afraid to be bold and daring. Shrimp are easy to pair with sweet, savory and spicy flavors. Here are a couple of our favorites.


Cooked Peeled Tail-On Shrimp

Cooked Peeled Tail-On Shrimp

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Remoulade Ingredients List:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp capers, drained
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Cajun-Style Ingredients List:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste

To make


Remoulade Preparation Instructions:
In a bowl combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, parsley, garlic, green onion, capers, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste and chill thoroughly before serving.

Cajun-Style Dipping Sauce Preparation Instructions:
In a bowl combine ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and chill thoroughly before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Chill dipping sauces for 30 minutes and up to two days for best results. Sprinkle shrimp with parsley and serve with lemon wedges. Don’t forget to put out a bowl for the shrimp tails.