Cóctel de Camarones(Shrimp Cocktail)

Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people

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Welcome to our cocina, where we’re about to embark on a tantalizing journey inspired by the vibrant flavors of Mexican culture! Today, we’re diving into the world of Cóctel de Camarones, a beloved dish that perfectly captures the fusion of coastal Mexican cuisine and dynamic culinary scene. Imagine succulent shrimp paired with crisp veggies, all bathed in a tangy tomato-based sauce bursting with flavor. Whether you’re enjoying it as a refreshing appetizer at a backyard fiesta or craving a taste of Mexican street food scene, this Shrimp Cocktail recipe is sure to transport you to the bustling streets of Mexico, where every bite is a celebration of tradition and innovation. Let’s get cooking and bring a taste of Mexican culture to your table!


1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 pound cooked 26-30 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary
1 large jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/2 medium cucumber, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups tomato clam cocktail juice
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
Lime wedges, saltine crackers and/or tortilla chips for serving (optional)


1. In large bowl, toss onion and lime juice; let stand 10 minutes.

2. In separate large bowl, toss shrimp, jalapeño, cucumber, tomatoes, salt and black pepper.

3. Stir cocktail juice, chili sauce, ketchup, cilantro and hot sauce into onion mixture. Stir cocktail juice mixture into shrimp mixture; fold in avocados. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled. Makes about 8 cups.

4. Serve shrimp cocktail with lime wedges, saltine crackers and/or tortilla chips, if desired.

This recipe and more can be found on https://vallartasupermarkets.com/en/recipes.