Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by TJW2725

Not your run of the mill ketchup shrimp cocktail, but it is fabulous. This is reminiscent more of the authentic cocktails you would receive in Mexico at a snack bar. This is best if marinated for a couple of hours before serving. Some add tomatos as well, but I don’t. Serve it with chips. Cooking time includes the marinade time

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb shrimp, cooked
  • 12 lime, juice of
  • 2 serranos, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (you can use basil, I do)
  • 1 avocado, sliced into small cubes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rinse the shrimps well and let drain (they should be thawed). I use shrimps in brine because I find them less rubbery, but it works with frozen ones too.
  2. Add the lime juice, chiles, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover tightly and put in refrigerator for two or three hours to let the flavors seep into the shrimp.
  4. Just before serving, chop the avocado, add to the mixture, stir. Adjust seasonings for salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with tortilla chips and serve immediately.

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