Jim's " Mexican Shrimp Cocktail"

Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

An easy spicy appetizer. I had to beg my friend to get this recipe from him. I have no idea where he got it. My grandchildren aren't fond of it, but most adults rave about it! (Oct, 08 I made this the other night again and decided to try it with some angel hair pasta tossed in. Made a great cold pasta salad!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl except cilantro.
  2. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, stirring occasionally, at least 2 hours, but overnight is better.
  3. Just before serving, stir in cilantro.
  4. I use Zesty Italian dressing and RoTel tomatoes, but you can use whatever dressing you prefer.
Most Helpful

I made this for "Tex-Mex Food Challenge. It is sooo goood! I love shrimp! The Italian dressing gives it a nice tang and the rest of the ingredients give it the spice, especially the hot pepper sauce (I too, added more than 1/4 tsp.) I couldn't wait 2 hours to taste it ... I broke down after 1 hour. I could have eaten the whole bowl all by myself!!! This is definitely going into my "Tried and True Favorite" cookbook. Thanks jrtfan :P

"Ratalouille" November 05, 2008