Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces

Atkins Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 1 large Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 24 large Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Real Mayonnaise
  • 0.5 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Sweet Red Peppers
  • 0.16 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 0.25 cup Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Green Tomato Chile Sauce (Salsa Verde)
  • 0.67 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped Chives


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Peel shrimp (leave tails on, if desired). Remove black veins from each shrimp with a small sharp knife; rinse shrimp. Cook shrimp 3 to 5 minutes just until opaque and cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and refresh under cold water (shrimp may be made 1 day ahead).
  2. In a food processor or blender, process horseradish, mayonnaise, bell pepper and Worcestershire sauce until fairly smooth. Transfer to a bowl; clean bowl of food processor.
  3. Process salsa, parsley, onion and oil until fairly smooth. On each serving plate, place 1 tablespoon red sauce and 1 tablespoon green sauce side by side.
  4. Spread sauces out toward the edge of the plate with the tip of a knife. Arrange 4 shrimp in a circular pattern over sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.