Prawns or shrimp (for our US friends) are an Australian summer favourite and who doesn’t love to have them with cocktail sauce. We have developed a keto shrimp cocktail recipe so everyone can enjoy this Australian favourite for Summer.
Keto Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
In Australia, we LOVE prawns and it is very common to serve them at Christmas lunch. I have memories of my brothers, Dad and I peeling prawns and dipping them into cocktail sauce at the table on Christmas day. We would make a big mess with prawn shells everywhere and Mum would have a little water bowl there for us to wash our hands in after peeling all those prawns.
We have seen cocktail sauce when travelling in America and it is usually a more tomato based sauce. In Australia, our prawn cocktail sauce is more cream based. We have based our keto shrimp cocktail sauce on the Australian version we know and love. It works perfectly for keto as it’s an excellent way to add fat to the lean shrimp.
If you like shrimp you should check out our marinated prawns recipe which is perfect to pop on the BBQ. If we are grilling seafood or meat we also love to serve it with our smoky romesco sauce, which is a tasty dairy free alternative. Romesco sauce is a great keto option served with grilled chorizo and squid over some fresh greens.
Serving Suggestions for Keto Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
- Use as a dipping sauce for fresh cooked prawns
- Use to make a prawn cocktail
- Make prawn lettuce cups and top with the sauce
- Makes a great salad dressing
Preparation tips for Keto Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
- This will thicken when stored in the fridge and may separate a little. Just give it a quick stir and it will combine together again nicely.
- The tabasco sauce makes this recipe. Don’t omit it if you don’t like heat, start with a smaller amount and taste as you go.
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We would love to hear what version you prefer the traditional American cocktail sauce or our Australian Keto shrimp cocktail sauce. Let us know in the comments below.
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Check out our other dips and sauces.
- Keto Cream Cheese Dip – Pesto
- Keto Pimento cheese
- Smoky Romesco Sauce
- Keto Mushroom Sauce
- Keto Satay Sauce
- Keto Blueberry Sauce
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- Keto Pesto
- How to Make Mayonnaise
- Keto Cheese Sauce
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined and smooth.
Note this is based on the ingredients we used, nutritional information may very depending on the ingredients used.
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