Low FODMAP shrimp cocktail
This Dutch shrimp cocktail is a real classic! Here in Holland it is probably one of the most served starters for Christmas dinner. It is very simple: lettuce, shrimps and cocktail sauce, but most people love it and it is quick to make. I had never made a low FODMAP shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce before, so it was time that I gave that a try. That’s what I did for this recipe!
I think this shrimp cocktail is an ideal starter for a dinner because it is so easy to make. You can prepare the cocktail sauce beforehand and then preparing the starter only takes 5 minutes. Easy ánd yummy!
Making low FODMAP cocktail sauce
I thought it was quite difficult to make cocktail sauce from scratch. Before I ate low FODMAP, I always bought it in the store, but it is actually really easy to make. It tasted exactly how I remember cocktail sauce should taste. You whip 60 ml lactose-free whipping cream until it is half stiff with a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Then you stir in 3 tbsp mayonaise and 2 tbsp ketchup and optionally 1 tbsp whisky. You season this with some pepper, salt and lemon juice and voilà, you have made cocktail sauce.
I didn’t have any whisky at home, so I left this out. Also without whisky, the cocktail sauce tastes great. So if you serve this dish to kids or want to make it alcohol-free for another reason, you can easily leave the whisky out.
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Low FODMAP shrimp cocktail! A super simple, but delicious shrimp cocktail. Gluten-free and lactose-free.
- 75 g (1 cup) iceberg lettuce, in thin slices
- 200 g (7 oz) Dutch shrimps or cocktail shrimps
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) lactose-free whipping cream
- 3 tbsp mayonaise
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- Optional: 1 tbsp whisky
- A splash of lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- Fresh parsley
- Whip the whipping cream with a pinch of salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper until half stiff. Stir the mayonaise, ketchup and optionally whisky through. Taste and season with pepper, salt and a little lemon juice.
- Divide the lettuce over 4 glasses and put the shrimps on top.
- Scoop the sauce on top of the shrimps. Garnish with some chopped parsley and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Category: Starter
- Method: Whipping
- Cuisine: Dutch
- Serving Size: 1 serving (1/4)
- Calories: 177
- Sugar: 2
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Protein: 10
Keywords: shrimp cocktail, Dutch shrimp cocktail, starter, christmas dinner
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