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cóctel de camarones

Recipe by
Lynn Caruso
San Jose, CA

I used to order this regularly at my favorite Mexican restaurant. After much experimentation, this is a very close version. They serve it in a fish bowl type glass and even though I classified it as an appetizer...It is a meal in itself!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cóctel de camarones

  • 2 lb
    cooked shrimp coarsly chopped - except 12 for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed garlic
  • 1/2 c
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 bunch
    cilantro, fresh finely chopped
  • 1 - 1/2 c
    tomato & clam juice cocktail
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    hot pepper sauce - or more to taste
  • 1/4 c
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 lg
    ripe avocado, peeled pitted and dices
  • salt to taste

How To Make cóctel de camarones

  • 1
    Directions for 6 servings. Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Stir in garlic, red onion, and cilantro
  • 2
    Mix in tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, lime juice, hot sauce and horseradish. Season with salt
  • 3
    Gently stir in avocado. Cover, and refrigerate 2-3 hours. Serve in a large bowl or ladle into individual bowls. Garnish with 2 whole shrimp per bowl

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