Let us transform you to the beautiful beaches of Mexico with this authentic, spicy shrimp cocktail. Impress your friends and family with the perfect appetizer for parties, tailgating and holiday meals. Adjust the spicy-ness to your preferred level and serve with a fresh squirt of lime juice and garnished with cilantro. Beyond adding delicious flavor, the avocado featured in this recipe also adds nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it a healthy choice to help meet nutrient needs.
- 1 T. kosher salt (or 1 teaspoon fine sea salt)
- 1 lb. medium shrimp (36-40), peeled medium shrimp
- 3/4 c. bottled clam juice
- 1/3 c. ketchup
- 1/3 c. chopped cilantro
- 3 T. lime juice
- 2 T. finely chopped white or red onion
- 2 T. finely chopped jalapeño pepper, including seeds, or more to taste
- 2 ea. medium Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
- In large saucepan, boil 2 quarts water. Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt or 1/2 tablespoon fine salt. Cook shrimp until white in center, about 4 minutes. Drain shrimp, transfer to bowl, and let stand until cool. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill shrimp chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- In medium bowl, stir together clam juice, ketchup, cilantro, lime juice, and onion. Add chilled shrimp, then gently stir in avocado. Spoon mixture into 4 cocktail glasses and serve.
Let us transform you to Mexico’s beautiful beaches with this authentic, spicy shrimp cocktail with avocado. Impress your friends and family with the perfect appetizer for parties, tailgating, and holiday meals. Adjust the spicy-ness to your preferred level and serve with a fresh squirt of lime juice and garnished with cilantro.
Should shrimp be brined?
Brining shrimp isn’t necessary, but it can keep your shrimp juicy. If you do choose to brine your shrimp, remember that it doesn’t take long. We recommend letting your shrimp sit in the brine for just 15 minutes.
Do you rinse shrimp after brining?
Yes, it would be best if you rinsed your shrimp after removing them from the brine. We recommend rinsing your brined shrimp thoroughly under cold water. Make sure you dry your shrimp off on paper towels before cooking.
How do you serve shrimp cocktail?
We recommend serving our shrimp cocktail recipe in cocktail glasses. If you plan to serve your recipe at a party, you can serve the shrimp on a platter over ice and keep the sauce separate.
What should you serve with shrimp cocktail?
Try serving your shrimp cocktail with a pasta dish as the main course. Consider this Mediterranean avocado pasta salad recipe, this creamy avocado pasta, or this avocado pesto pasta salad.
What appetizers go with shrimp cocktail?
Try serving your shrimp cocktail with a guacamole dip as an appetizer. We recommend a classic Mexican guacamole recipe, but you can always switch it up and try something a little different too. You may like this spicy citrus guacamole recipe.