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    Mexican Cocktail Appetizer

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    LolaB's Note:

    Adapted from the Restaurant “Hook Line & Sinker” in Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas on business we run into the always busy Hook Line & Sinker (located at 3103 Lemmon Ave.) and order the Mexican Cocktail our favorite appetizer – you can order it “Spicy” or “Regular”. I have dreams about this appetizer way down in Lake Charles, LA (where I live) – so my boss and I went to duplicate the recipe. One of the waiters shared the tidbit about the “special” sauce! I know it sounds strange to use the soda and ketchup; trust me it is delicious!

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Pico de Gallo: Mix together the chopped tomatoes, onion, minced jalepeno and chopped cilantro then squeese the juice of one lime over mixture. Set aside while preparing other ingredients.
    2. 2
      Secret Sauce: Whisk together in mixing bowl the can of lime soda, bottle of ketchup, teaspoon of Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Putting together the Mexican Cocktail - Present the Mexican Cocktails in clear medium or tall soda fountain glass or margarita glasses.
    4. 4
      Layer a spoonful of salad shrimp into the bottom of each glass, then spoonful of cubed avocado, and spoonful of Pico de gallo & a little chopped cilantro; repeat until you reach top of glass. Slowly pour sauce mixture over glass contents until you reach ½ inch from top of glass. Garnish with more avocado and lime slice on side of glass. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2009


      this stuff is awesome!!! I had something very similar at a local Mexican restaurant and this is better! I like to serve saltine crackers with it. Excellent!!!

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    • on July 14, 2008


      I can't believe I didn't give this a review! It is awesome & so flavorful. We made it several times & it is always a hit. For our family if we add a side of tortilla chips, it makes a light & filling meal. :) Thank you for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Cocktail Appetizer

    Serving Size: 1 (483 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 479.5
    Calories from Fat 222
    Total Fat 24.7 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 173.7 mg
    Sodium 1223.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.7 g
    Sugars 23.8 g
    Protein 28.9 g

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    lime soda

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