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shrimp cocktail

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a recipe by
Bennie Shaw
Hagerman, NM

A co-worker gave me this recipe. She is from way down in Mexico, and a very special friend.

★★★★★ 1
serves A bunch, probably 10-12 depending on how much they eat!
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For shrimp cocktail

  • 2 lb
    medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb
    immitation crab, or real crab meat (if so lucky)
  • 4
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 2-3
    large avocados, diced
  • 2
    bunches green onions, chopped w/tops
  • 2-3
    cucumbers, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    shrimp cocktail sauce
  • 1 bottle
    clamato (46 oz)
  • 5-6
    limes, quartered
  • 2
  • 2
  • cilantro (if desired or on the side) not for me!
  • valentina hot sauce

How To Make shrimp cocktail

  • 1
    First step: Chop green onions and put in bowl, squeeze lemon juice on them and leave until ready to mix. In LARGE bowl put chopped cucumbers, celery, avacados, green onion in lemon juice. Add shrimp and crab meat. Squeeze the two oranges into the mix, then add juice and cocktail sauce.(You might not need all the juice or might need a little more.) Stir gently but mix well. Serve with lime quarters and Hot Sauce.
  • 2
    This recipe is easy to cut in half if making for small group.