Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail! Here we will prepare it so delicious, that it will be like being born again!

The origin

For many years, Americans anticipated the consumption needs of the people and then created what would be an ancestor of the cocktail.

This dish dates back to the early 20th century, when clams, oysters, and shrimp were served in cocktail sauce and could be found as an appetizer or entrée on various restaurant menus across the United States.

At that time, oyster cocktails were consumed with a tomato sauce with lemon juice and radish root.

Where did the shrimp cocktail come from?

The shrimp cocktail is considered a representative dish of the Jazz era, yes, just as you just read it, of the Jazz era; Well, it was popularized between the 1920s and 1930s and then it was considered a luxury, elegant and modern meal; We didn’t even imagine this, did you?

Some sources say that it began to be served in glasses, due to the Prohibition of 1920-1933; Do you remember when alcoholic beverages were prohibited? Well, because of this, the hoteliers had to find a new use for their glassware

Now let’s go to the UK, where British TV chef Fanny Cradock is credited with its invention in the 1960s, but at the time it is believed that Cradock created her version from an already established American dish. Amazing, right?

While in the rest of Europe it became popular throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, as well as in Latin America, where it was adapted to Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian cuisines.

After being considered a luxury dish and beginning to appear on the menus of all restaurants and parties, the shrimp cocktail went out of style and today is perceived as an obsolete dish.

But since the classics never die, and at least on Easter, it is always served in homes, especially if they have a hot climate, like in Mexico and right here in Sacramento, California

So now you know, if you want to eat a delicious shrimp cocktail, here we will prepare it so delicious, it will be like being born again! Come and check it out, we are waiting for you at El Rincon Mexican Food!