Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail

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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20 m servings 76 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This shrimp cocktail will have a chunky, slightly soupy consistency.


  1. 51 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

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

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.

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

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 ...

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!

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!!

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!

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.

Made this 2 days in a row for different parties... doubled the recipe, added chunks of avacado both days.. 2nd day, had less time so, used ready made salsa instead of tomato sauce... I have t...

We followed it to a t, and our dinner guests raved about it! I'm doing a repeat request for easter actually. This was easy, healthy, cost effective and oh -- sooooo good! My five year old loved ...

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