Traditional Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A traditional Mexican shrimp cocktail from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large nonreactive container.
  2. Chill and serve with limes and Tabasco sauce.
  3. * Do not over-cook the shrimp, as they will become tough!
  4. Be careful when steaming the shrimp; you do not want it tough.


Most Helpful

I'm Mexican and cook this almost the same exact way! I add a couple of diced tomatoes and a diced jalapeño. I also use yellow lemons instead of limes and add salt to taste. I don't do the cucumbers.

Chicarocks123 July 11, 2013

Super tasty and yummy. I used about half of the V-8 in this recipe to make it less soupy.

Lidya September 17, 2012

This was super easy and tasted just like what you would get in a restaurant. I used way less V-8 than called for as I didn't want it so soupy. I only used a 16 oz can. The red onion was a bit strong for me and next time I might try a Vidalia sweet onion instead. Thanks for posting it!!

indywells January 10, 2009

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