Shrimp on the "barbie"! We love shrimp cocktail in our house. I make it more than the normal person. In the summer months we grill so much that I am always looking to change things up in anyway I can. I also love grilled shrimp and grilled shrimp cocktail. They are done in 8 minutes! How can you beat that? When they are grilled the shrimp get a nice smoky flavor from the grill and then are brushed with sweet and tangy and slightly spicy cocktail sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and more sauce.
For the cocktail sauce:
2 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish root (if you can't get fresh the stuff in the jar at the grocery store will work just add an extra tablespoon)
2 tablespoons high-quality bottled horseradish
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
24 shrimp, peeled and deveined (I use 8-12 count)
1/4 cup canola oil
salt and pepper
6 wooden bamboo skewers
Stir together all of the cocktail sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and remove 1/2 cup into a separate bowl. That will be to baste the shrimp with. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Soak the wooden bamboo skewers in a dish filled with water at least 45 minutes.
Preheat your gas grill to medium heat.
In a bowl, toss the shrimp in the canola oil, salt and pepper.
Add four shrimp to each skewer.
Place the shrimp on the grill grate, close the lid, and grill for 4 minutes. Brush with cocktail sauce. Flip and grill for 4 minutes. Brush topside with sauce again. Each side will be coated.
Remove from the grill and serve with remaining cocktail sauce and lemon wedges on the side.