Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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Beth Pierce

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@smalltownwoman

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail also known as Cóctel de Camarónes is a delectable cornucopia of shrimp, onions, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, and jalapenos in a slightly spicy tomato dressing. The end result is nothing short of a flavor blast for your senses. A mouthwatering experience from the sweet smell of the cilantro and Mexican hot sauce to the taste of the creamy avocado and crisp cucumber.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    large cooked shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1/4 c
    sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery chopped
  • 1/2
    english cucumber diced
  • 1
    large meaty tomato diced (like a beefsteak)
  • 2
    ripe avocados peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1
    jalapeno seeded, membranes removed and minced
  • 2
    limes (more if you want lime for garnish)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • DRESSING

  • 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 1/2 c
    salsa style tomatoes (see notes)
  • 2 Tbsp
    mexican hot sauce (such as cholula)

How to Make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl combine shrimp, onion, celery, cucumber, tomato, avocado and jalapeno. Squeeze lime juice over the top and stir gently to coat.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together ketchup, salsa style tomatoes and Mexican hot sauce. Gently stir the sauce and cut cilantro into the shrimp. Chill for about one hour.
  3. NOTES
    There are several brands of salsa style tomatoes available at most grocery stores in the canned tomato section. Walmart has a really tasty one called Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa.

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