Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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Shrimp Cocktail - Silvia Martinez Mamalatinatips

Shrimp Cocktail is one of those refreshing, yummy Mexican dishes perfect for Lent or anytime. I have never made it at home, but one of my cousins makes it often, so I took my computer and went to his house and learned how to make it.  It turned out delicious and I was very surprised at how easy it is to make.

Shrimp Cocktail

Makes 8 Small Cocktails

  • 750 gm (about 1 1/2 pounds) shrimp for cocktail
  • 1 cup of Ketchup
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • 5 roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Avocado
  • Cilantro, a large handful, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Shrimp Cocktail

Pour water and salt in a medium pot and bring to the boil, add the shrimp and cook them for barely a minute.  Drain them and rinse them with cold water immediately.

In a medium bowl mix ketchup, lime juice, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and the cooked shrimp. Salt to taste, serve with saltine crackers and sliced avocado on top. Enjoy!

Buen Provecho!

Check out previous weeks’ Lenten recipes here:

7 Weeks of Lenten Recipes, week 1 – Tuna Patties

7 Weeks of Lenten Recipes, week 2 – Spicy Shrimp Soup

7 Weeks of Lenten Recipes, week 3 – Mexican Potato Roll

Check out different recipes in Spanish underneath my Spanish translation of Shrimp Cocktail

I invite you to check out other yummy recipes in English from my sister bloggers below:


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Mayito Castillo

Que bonita presentacion de tu receta. Se ve exquisita! y facil de preparar. Me encantan los camarones, ahora con esta receta los preparare al pie de la letra. Gracias silvia por tomarte el trabajo de compartirnos interesantes temas.

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