Learn how to prepare Mexican Shrimp Cocktail at home. This is a delightful combination of shrimp, lemon juice, vegetables, and tomato sauce that is served cold. A gluten-free and low-fat recipe.
1 1/2lbcocktail shrimpapprox 750 gm
2/3cuplime juice300 ml
5roma tomatoesfinely chopped
1small white onionfinely chopped
Cilantroa large handful, chopped
1serrano chile finely chopped
Cups or bowls for serving
Make the sauce.
Chop finely tomatoes, onion, serrano pepper and cilantro.
Mix the ketchup, salt, and lemon juice. Add the vegetables, stir well, cover, and place in the refrigerator.
Prepare the shrimp.
Pour water into a medium bowl, add a teaspoon of salt, stir and heat until boiling.
Add the shrimp and cook for about a minute. * Please do not overcook them because they will get tough. As soon as they shrink a bit, become rounder and take on more vibrant color, take them out of the water.
Drain, rinse with cold water immediately to stop cooking and pour over the prepared sauce.
Serve immediately with crackers and avocado slices. For a gluten-free option, serve with toast instead of crackers.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 708IU14%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Fish & Seafood
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Lactose
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If you are using raw shrimp, the cooking time will be a little longer; however, remember that shrimp cook very quickly and change from grayish to pale pink in seconds or minutes. In this case, about 3 minutes.If you want it spicier, add another serrano pepper. If you want it a little less spicy, use a jalapeño pepper instead of the serrano pepper.You can make a variation by adding finely chopped cucumber, celery, or jicama.