Spicy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail


Cooked shrimp are chilled in a spicy tomato-juice cocktail with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 habanero pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic

  • 1 ½ cups tomato and clam juice cocktail

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 1 ripe avocado - peeled, pitted, and chopped


  1. Mix shrimp, red onion, habanero pepper, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in a large bowl; add tomato and clam juice cocktail, lime juice, ketchup, horseradish, and hot pepper sauce and stir. Season mixture with salt. Gently stir avocado into the mixture taking care to not mash the avocado.

  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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