Update – 8/22/2008 – A reader (Steve) sent this link to the Thompson’s Clam Bar Jingle – enjoy – its great !!
Back in the 1960s and 1970s we used to have a house in Wrinkle Point in West Dennis, MA. From time to time Dad would take us to dinner at Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwichport at Wychmere Harbor. I loved going there. My sisters and I would beg for a Shrimp Cocktail and lobster. Dad would usually give in. Back then it seems a shrimp cocktail cost a fortune, but its rather reasonable to have one these days.
8 large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1/2 cup of Ketchup
1 TBS Hot horseradish
teaspoon of lemon juice
dash of hot sauce
1 Tbs shrimp boil seasoning
Cook the cleaned shrimp just until they turn pink in four cups of water adding the shrimp boil seasoning just prior to putting in the shrimp. Remove/drain the shrimp and place in an icewater bath to stop the cooking. Combine the other ingredients in a bowl for the shrimp sauce. Fill shot glasses with the shrimp sauce and place in the middle of serving glasses filled with crushed ice.
Hang the shrimp on the edges of the glasses. Garnish with lemon wedge and some watercress if desired.