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

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!

Lorena1 June 20, 2010

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

JJarmer March 28, 2010

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.

Susie D April 05, 2009

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