Key West Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Quick Coleslaw

Helpful Hints

Shredded, ready-to-eat cabbage and carrots are found in the produce section of the supermarket. They make preparing homemade coleslaw a breeze, especially when you add your own dressing to it. Bought coleslaw is usually dripping in mayonnaise and sometimes has added sugar.

• Any type of shrimp can be used.
• Lemon or lime juice can be used instead of bottled key lime juice.
• Buy shelled shrimp or ask for the shrimp to be shelled when you buy it. Many supermarkets will do this for a small fee.

• Make coleslaw and let it marinate while preparing shrimp and sauce.
• Boil shrimp.
• Make sauce.

Key West Shrimp
Serves: 2; Serving size: 1/2 recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes

3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp Key lime juice


  1. Fill a medium saucepan three-quarters full with water. Add the shrimp and Key lime juice. Make sure the water covers the shrimp. Add more if needed.
  2. Bring the water to a simmer with the bubbles just starting around the edge of the pot; the water will start to turn white. Take off the heat immediately and let sit 1 minute.
  3. Drain the shrimp and plunge into cold water if serving cold or serve immediately if serving hot.
  4. Serve with Key lime cocktail sauce.

Key Lime Cocktail Sauce

6 Tbsp ketchup
Several drops hot pepper sauce
2 tsp Key lime juice


  1. Mix all ingredients together and taste.
  2. Add seasoning if needed.
  3. Serve with Key West shrimp.

Nutritional Information
Key West Shrimp and Key Lime Cocktail Sauce

1 Carbohydrate
3 Lean Meat
1/2 Fat

Calories: 170
Calories from Fat: 15
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: <1 g
Cholesterol: 240 mg
Sodium: 815 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 27 g

About City Drugs

City Drug Store is a locally owned and operated independent pharmacy that has served the Toombs County area for over 70 years. We are a very modern pharmacy with old fashioned service.
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