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I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and tomato juice cocktail so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge. Top with additional hot sauce and avocado slices if desired. Enjoy!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix onion with lime juice in a small bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, toss shrimp, roma tomatoes, cucumber, celery, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.

  • Whisk tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce in a separate bowl; stir dressing into shrimp mixture.

  • Gently fold in avocados. Stir in onion mixture. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 28.8g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 221.3mg; sodium 2625.8mg. Full Nutrition