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Original Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"Surprise your guests with this delicioso appetizer! This Mexican shrimp cocktail begins any taco, enchilada, burrito, or tostada night with a bang! Don't expect to have anything left over but an empty dish. Try it without the shrimp for those who don't like seafood. Serve with saltine crackers or tortilla chips as an alternative! Enjoy!"
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1 h 30 m servings 333
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Mix roma tomatoes, sweet onion, ketchup, tomato and clam juice cocktail, salsa, cilantro, salsa verde, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, and garlic in a glass salad bowl; cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Cut tails from shrimp, if present, and gently fold into tomato mixture; stir avocado into shrimp cocktail.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 333 calories; 16 28.7 22.8 173 935 Full nutrition

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I have made something like this with the exception of one ingredient. My recipe calls for Chili Sauce (looks like ketchup) instead of salsa. Actually I made it for my family after a friend broug...

This is a great recipe. I have made a similar one before but could not find the recipe. The only change is that I made mine without ketchup but used chili sauce. This is great with either salt...

This is almost like I make mine minus the garlic and salsa verde. Gotta have Tapatio and ketchup, too. I also add cucumber and imitation crab meat to mine. Must eat with saltines.

very yummy cool to eat, in this hot humid weather.

Just like on the beach in Mexico, I made it exactly as the recipe states and it is perfect!

I’ve made this recipe many times! The only adjustments I made was I used the Clamato with lime in it already. Saved the avocado for right before serving it. Instead of jalapeños I put some Tapat...

This was so easy to make and it taste great! The only modifications I made were no salsa, no salsa verde, no garlic and used 1tsp of hot pepper sauce as opposed to 2.

My bride thought it was a bit "hot" as I added a bit of habanero sauce, and added chopped celery instead of cucumber. Almost as good as some of the best that I have had in Mexico. I have fro...

Wonderful Mexican Shrimp cocktail. I took it as an appetizer for a party this weekend and everyone loved it. I let it sit for about 4 hours before serving it so the flavors could meld. For best ...