Recipe by Mexican Sweetheart
"I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and tomato juice cocktail so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge. Top with additional hot sauce and avocado slices if desired. Enjoy!"
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Spanish onion, chopped
freshly squeezed lime juice
chilled cooked medium shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
cucumber, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups
chilled tomato and clam juice cocktail (such as Clamato®)
chilled ketchup (such as Heinz®)
fresh cilantro - stems discarded and leaves chopped
hot pepper sauce (such as Valentina®)
avocados - peeled, pitted, and chopped
This was my first time ever making Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, my Mexican boyfriend requested it. I doubled the Clamato, added 1/2 cup of onion instead of 1/3 cup, and added 1 clove minced garlic. It was success!! Him & his friend devoured the whole thing in one sitting. Served with saltine crackers, extra lime & extra avocado on the side. Thank u Thank u!!! This is a keeper.
i love cocteles, so ive been on the hunt for the best of such recipes for a while now. i found this one pretty disappointing. on the plus side, its fresh and light, and creamy avocado goes so nicely with a spicey, choppy prawn mix. unfortunately, it didnt have the horseradish flavour i've come to consider standard, and instead was overpowered by the crunch and flavour of the celery. a bit of celery flavour is nice for the "fresh" flavour, but id rather the kick come from horseradish and chillis than celery crunch...
Great authentic recipe! I add a little shrimp water (water used to boil shrimp) to the mix as well. Try it with picante Clamato next time for added flavor. Thanks for such a refreshing recipe. This is a keeper.
Made this recipe for a New Years Eve party and it was the hit of the party! I plan to make it again and try some of the variations. My friends could not get enough of it. Good thing I had made a double batch.
Being Mexican this dish is staple in our cuisine (especially during lent and summer)so naturally I had made this my own way for years. I tried this recipe today for the the first time and was wonderfully surprised with the outcome! The addition of the Clamato®, celery, and cucumber is the best idea ever! Thanks for the yummy upgrade to an already great dish!
A friend of mine recently prepared a similar recipe for her book club. I tried it and it was delicious. I found this recipe and thought I would try it for Super Bowl Sunday as a "healthy" alternative to all the junk food being served. Absolutely LOVED it! It's very fresh tasting with all the chopped veggies in it. Be sure to dice all your ingredients...especially the jalapeno. It will make all the difference in the world. We served it with thin corn tortilla chips and saltine crackers. I personally preferred the saltines. They made the flavors really shine. I will absolutely will make this again. I'm looking forward to serving it on the back patio this summer with some refreshing sangria!
I made this a couple weeks ago after having some at a restaurant, this recipe was so much better than that the restaurant had. Delicious!!!
This recipe is great as is.
I also make this a lot during the summer. I use all above ingredients and also use the shrimp stock that I end up with after cooking my shrimp. I don't add the lime juice, hot sauce or jalapeño to the cocktail- I usually serve these on the side so my family can add to their taste. Serve with tortilla chips- or saltine crackers... =)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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