Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Introduction: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Materials: ( the amount of ingredients depend on how much you want to make.) This recipe serves about 7-9 people. 
-2 bags of large shrimp
-1 onion 
-1 cilantro
-2 jalapeño (medium size)
-1 tomato 
-2-4 avocados 
-Hot sauce ( any kind is fine but I personally use Louisiana Hot Sauce)
-1 cup of water
-3 cans of 8 oz. tomato sauce
-2 bowls
-limes (if needed)
-crackers or chips for the side

Step 1:

Empty out the bags of shrimp into a container and rinse with lukewarm water so they thaw out. If they have tails or skin take them off after they have completely thawed out.

Step 2:

Cut the onion, tomato, and jalapenos into diced size pieces. Cut the cilantro leaves in half.

Step 3:

Add all the "Chopped" ingredients, not the shrimp yet, to the bowl.

Step 4:

Now get another bowl.

Step 5:

Pour the water, hot sauce, ketchup, and tomato sauce in the bowl and mix. To get the liquid to taste less like tomato, add more water and hot sauce.

Step 6:

Now add the liquid to the first bowl with the onion and rest of the ingredients and mix again.

Step 7:

The shrimp should be ready now. If you want to get more filling, cut the shrimp in halves or thirds. Add them to the bowl.

Step 8:

Now get the avocados and slice them and put them on top of the cocktail or mix them in.

Step 9:

Chill itn in the refrigerator if needed. Get some crakers or chips to go on the side. 

Step 10:


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    4 Discussions

    Awesome recipe! I am from Vegas so when we think of shrimp cocktail it is sadly just shrimp and cocktail sauce, and one night my fiance said she was making shrimp cocktail and thinking it was just shrimp and cocktail sauce I was feeling a little disappointed about dinner until she brought me this. Delicious! Never will I eat just shrimp and cocktail sauce.

    Quick question, did you use serrano peppers in the photos instead of jalapeno?


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Glad y'all enjoyed it! Regarding your question, in the photo I did use regular jalapeno but you can use serrano peppers if you prefer it to be more spicier.

    Forn Man
    Forn Man

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is awesome! I tried your batch in class the other day, and loved it. Mr. Connelly and Mr. Canning tried it too, and they said it was fantastic. If I made it, I would play around with making it thicker, but that's just my preference.
    Congratulations! You get a 100, and I'll add some more points for entering the competition later. JF