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Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)

Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)

  • Prep

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 45 m
Mexican Sweetheart

Mexican Sweetheart

I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and tomato juice cocktail so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge. Top with additional hot sauce and avocado slices if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 410 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 221 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 2626 mg
  • 105%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Mix onion with lime juice in a small bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, roma tomatoes, cucumber, celery, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Whisk tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce in a separate bowl; stir dressing into shrimp mixture. Gently fold in avocados. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 1 hour.
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Catalina Amber Sanchez
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Catalina Amber Sanchez

9/25/2012

This was my first time ever making Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, my Mexican boyfriend requested it. I doubled the Clamato, added 1/2 cup of onion instead of 1/3 cup, and added 1 clove minced garlic. It was success!! Him & his friend devoured the whole thing in one sitting. Served with saltine crackers, extra lime & extra avocado on the side. Thank u Thank u!!! This is a keeper.

Linda N.
50

Linda N.

9/13/2012

Great authentic recipe! I add a little shrimp water (water used to boil shrimp) to the mix as well. Try it with picante Clamato next time for added flavor. Thanks for such a refreshing recipe. This is a keeper.

Scott
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Scott

1/11/2013

Made this recipe for a New Years Eve party and it was the hit of the party! I plan to make it again and try some of the variations. My friends could not get enough of it. Good thing I had made a double batch.

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