Food - Drink
The Unique Way Alton Brown Upgrades Shrimp Cocktail
It's time to follow Alton Brown's lead and get inventive if you're weary of the uninspired shrimp cocktail ring that frequently adorns dinner party tables. You may significantly improve your shrimp cocktail and permanently impress party visitors by using a few hidden components.
The ingredients for shrimp cocktail have always been ketchup, horseradish, lemon, and hot sauce. In Brown's version, he adds a dash of liquid smoke and a few pounded smoked almonds, which not only evokes the flavors of a spicy-savory Romesco sauce but also gives the dish a more unique texture.
In addition to the sauce, Alton Brown suggests brining the shrimp in a solution of salt, sugar, and water before steaming them to make them plumper and more tender and prevent rubberiness. The dish that results is a delicious shrimp cocktail that is brimming with unanticipated flavors.