Shrimp Cocktail-Mexican Style

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I got this recipe from a friend that tried something similar in a restaurant on South Padre island.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place shrimp in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in garlic, red onion and cilantro.
  3. Mix in Clamato, ketchup, lime juice, minced serrano and horseradish.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  6. Stir in avocado when ready to serve so it doesn't get too mushy.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was wonderful. I used vegan shrimp, and it was perfect. The part that I made with real shrimp tasted just like what I had on SPI myself, which was what I was looking for. I didn't have any horseradish, but I did have some shrimp cocktail sauce, so I just used 1/4 cup of that instead. Exactly what I wanted it to be, thanks for posting!

5 5

Wish I could give this more stars. Everyone loved this. We will make this often. This is in the go to folder. Thanks

5 5

Oh my this is EXCELLENT! If you like spicy this is a must try. The spicy shrimp paired with the creamy avocado is divine. I used frozen shrimp (thawed) and marinated 4 hours. This will definitely be made again & is going into my "best of" cookbook. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring '09 Pick A Chef.