Delicious Shrimp Cocktail

Recipe by Kitty Kat Cook
READY IN: 20mins


  • 1 12
    lbs large raw shrimp, peeled tail on (or more up to 2lbs)
  • 20
    ounces ketchup, at room temp (of choice)
  • 6
    cups water
  • 1
    medium white onions or 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    medium plum tomato
  • 12
    cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1
    tablespoon hot sauce (or more, Tapa Tio Brand preferred)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • Fixings
  • 2
    Hass avocadoes, sliced
  • 30
    saltines or 30 salted crackers


  • Bring water to a boil, add salt and shrimp (leave tails on). Boil for 3-4 mins or until pink, do not overcook. Strain shrimp out of the water (reserve the water). Shock the shrimp in icy cold water, to stop the cooking process. Remove the tails.
  • Run water (the one you boiled the shrimp in) through a strainer to strain the grits.
  • Put warm water and entire bottle of ketchup in a glass container, and whisk until well blended. To this sauce add in the onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, and hot sauce. Stir. Last but not least add the shrimp.
  • Seal the container and allow it to sit in the fridge for 6hrs-overnight. The longer the better. Serve with the avocados and crackers and enjoy!