Recipe by Sarah Zeigler
"I first tried something similar to this in San Antonio and could never find a recipe that really recaptured what I had there. I experimented and finally came up with this. Anyone who has tried it has begged for the recipe. Try it with tortilla chips!"
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cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
finely chopped red onion
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups
tomato and clam juice cocktail
fresh lime juice
hot pepper sauce, or to taste
salt to taste
ripe avocado - peeled, pitted and chopped
I adjusted this recipe to use 6 pounds of shrimp for a crowd. I bought cooked, peeled small salad shrimp and they were just the right size. Since I was feeding a crowd of Mexican's for my husband's birthday I really wanted this to turn out perfect. Everyone loved it, I got great reviews. The horseradish was my "secret ingredient", but I didn't use as much as the recipe called for. I served this coktel de camaron in pretty see through glasses with tostadas and saltines. Also, don't add the avocado until serving time, slice it up and lay it on top.
As written, this recipe is good. I personally have a problem usually with canned juices and all the unnatural ingredients that go into them. Also preparing horseradish can produce such different degrees of "heat" that I can't see how this can be the same each time without specifying which prepared horseradish. I made it exactly as written twice - the second time to be certain I hadn't mucked up the first time. I then made it a few more times trying different combinations and not using canned or prepared stuff like ketchup. It was a bit better to MY taste with natural products but I never managed to get a "Wow" taste. Maybe when I have a few more hours to experiment, I will try this again, but so far my 3 hours of trials have not substantially improved it.
Wonderful! I substituted ketchup and tomato clam juice for SPICY V8 juice and straight clam juice. I also added a TON of finely chopped fresh celery and double the avacato (adding it right at serving time)so we could use crackers for dipping. This was such a huge hit that my wife took the leftovers to her staff meeting the next day and now I have to send it weekly to her staff meeting. Thank you for the fantastic recipe.
I think Ms. Zeigler nailed this recipe. I've had this dish in Mexico and all over Texas and this recipe is right on with one exception, it needs a finely minced jalapeno (to taste). I also add mroe avocado, but that's not the way you usually get it in the restaurants.
This was really good...although I did make a few additions. I added cucumber and a whole lot more clamato juice. I also added a splash of tequila for flavor. Turned out great.
The flavor was good but like others, I felt it was too soupy. I used Bill's Seasoned Ketchup (from this site) & decreased the hot sauce accordingly.
I have had this before at a restaurant & think I'll play around w/ it some & see if I can't get it closer to what I was expecting. Next time,I think I'll add just a bit of tequila ( I know that was in the one I had @ the rsetaurant) & maybe decrease the clamato (the clam juice in it adds lots of flavor so I won't omit it entirely) & add a bit of tomato paste to thicken things up some. Might be nice w/ some diced tomatoes too.
I usually don't rate recipes, I just save my favorites. This recipe is so awesome thoguh, I loved it. Couldn't tell enough people about it. Thanks.
Eat this for breakfast on Sunday mornings, it is the BEST cure for a hangover!! I omit the avocado because I don't care for it and also the horseradish because it is not part of Mexican cuisine; although I imagine it is quite good for those who like horseradish. Serve it with a spoon in those tall parfait glasses for ice cream because it is meant to be eaten like a soup and not a dip.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 60
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