Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

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Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

Tasty! Probably "Mexican" in style rather than in authenticity, but all the same is delicious. :)

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  1. Heat water, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper to boiling in a 4-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat.
  2. Simmer uncovered until reduced to 2/3 cup.
  3. Add shrimp.
  4. Cover and simmer 3 minutes; do NOT overcook.
  5. Immediately remove shrimp from liquid with slotted spoon; place in bowl of iced water.
  6. Simmer liquid until reduced to 2 T; cool.
  7. Mix reduced liquid, shrimp and remaining ingredients except shredded lettuce and lemon wedges in a glass or plastic bowl.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  9. Just before serving place 1/4 cup lettuce on each of 6 serving dishes.
  10. Divide shrimp mixture among dishes.
  11. Garnish with lemon wedges.
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5 5

We loved this recipe. We made this with another recipe called Azteca Soup from Recipezaar. A very nice flavorful dish to go with soups.

5 5

This is a mexican shrimp cocktail!!!!! I make this about once a month and add octopus, squid, scallops, crab meat, and its is soooo yummy, I got the recipe from my mother in law who is from Cabo san Licas. She adds other veggies, no carrots, or roasted red peppers, but sometimes celery or diced radishes

This is not a bad recipe, however, this is not a mexican shrimp cocktail. It sounds like a tasty shrimp dish though.