Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
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Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail

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"For those of you unable to make it to South Texas: a shrimp cocktail made Tex-Mex style to include cilantro and serrano chiles. An authentic flavor that will blow your tastebuds away, without leaving your home! Serve with saltine crackers."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, cucumber, tomato, green onion, cilantro, and serrano pepper. Stir in tomato sauce, and vinegar. Squeeze lime juice over mixture.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This shrimp cocktail will have a chunky, slightly soupy consistency.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2003

My family really enjoyed this recipe. I also added 1/2 an avocado to the mix. The only thing lacking was a little extra kick so next time I'll use 2 Serranos instead of just 1.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2004

It was a little bland, add another pepper or add spice to it, otherwise, it was great!

Jun 03, 2005

this is a great tasting cocktail....brought it to a family party went to go have some seconds and it was completely gone made 32 servings for 12 people

Sep 06, 2008

Very good recipe!.. I liked the flavor of the sauce. I used celery instead of cucumber because it's what I had. It still gave it the right crunch needed. I also added 2 sliced avacados. For the heat I used about 4 dashes of hot sauce tasting after each addition, that way it was just right! Served it in Margarita glasses along with tortilla chips and saltines for those who wanted them. Next time I wont use the large shrimp because it was harder to get everything on the cracker... In my opinion the smaller salad shrimp would work better. I don't see how this would serve 8... It served 4 of us all right, but we would have liked more!

Jan 20, 2004

This is a very good summer appetizer, refreshing and cool. It's a nice switch from the ketchup-y, horseradish-y shrimp cocktails. Thanks Rey!

Apr 01, 2009

This was pretty good but it was missing something so I added cayenne pepper to my liking and 2 garlic cloves minced.Also I think this recipe is more for two, maybe we are just pigs. :) Perfecto!!

Oct 29, 2010

Oh wow, this was absolutely FABULOUS! I would give it 10 stars if I could. It tasted just like the shrimp cocktail I order at my favorite Mexican restaurant, thank you!

Aug 21, 2011

This is fantastic. I sometimes substitute spicey V8 juice for the tomato juice and it comes out perfect every time, but with an intense heat. Thank you Rey, it is perfect as it is.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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