1 lb of 26-30 shrimp or larger peeled and deveined with the tail left on
2 quarts of boiling water
1 tablespoon of old bay seasoning
1 cup of ketchup
1 teaspoon of tabasco (optional)
1-2 tablespoons of horseradish( i like it chunky so i use 2)
1/2 squeezed lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare a large bowl with ice cubes and water and place it next to your boiling water pot.
Place shrimp in small batches in boiling water seasoned with old bay. When shrimp tails rise to the surface of the boiling water, remove them and place them in ice water (this will stop the cooking). Refrigerate and serve it cold with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon slices.
For the sauce mix all ingredients and serve with shrimp.