This delicious Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe is a huge favorite in our home. Filled with amazing taste and flavors you won’t be able to just have one cup.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is one of my favorite summertime treats. It reminds me of growing up and enjoying this on special occasions or when we would go visit coastal towns in Mexico like Veracruz or Acapulco. I figure because of the cost of shrimp it was probably something that was a special treat to make although it’s incredibly easy to do. My husband and I have even incorporated this treat for Christmas Eve Appetizer and for a special treat on a Friday Night.
Even the kids love eating it so I bring down the spice level a bit for them as well. This will probably take about 20 minutes to make with chopping and mixing and it’s recommended you child for an hour to blend the tastes together. However, there have been times we dig in as soon as it’s made. You can eat it alone or add Tortilla chips to make it an even tastier delight. You will find many variations to this recipe that include Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco, this is how we enjoy doing it here in our home. Enjoy!
What you’ll need to make Mexican Shrimp cocktail
Additionally a cup of Ketchup
Begin by chopping all the vegetables except for the Avocadado(this includes Tomatoes, Onions,Cilantro and Jalapeno pepper) and Mix with Shrimp.
You can adjust spiciness of dish by removing the seeds in the middle of the Jalapenos. I usually just do it to one and leave the other one whole if it’s just me and hubby. If the kids will be eating it I will remove seeds in both.
For the Ketchup sauce you will mix the 1 cup of Ketchup, Lemon and about a teaspoon of salt. Then mix in shrimp cocktail.
Finally Add the avocados. I don’t include them in the beginning because they will become extremely mushy if you mix it in from the beginning and it will be more guacamole than anything else.
You *should* chill for an hour but it will still taste delicious if you eat it right away. Garnish with Tortilla chips and enjoy!
Pair it with some Beer or White wine and you have a delectable treat!
Looking for a yummy dessert to go with this? Check out my Cuban Flan Recipe
Comments & Reviews
Lauryn R says
This sounds like a recipe that my husband would absolutely love! I was against even trying seafood until I met him. 🙂 I will definitely be making this for him soon, thanks for sharing!
Leigh Kitchens says
I LOVE everything in this recipe. I’ll have to pin it so I can find it later! It would be a great appetizer for company.
Love this recipe, we have had it often. Great tip to add avacado at the end, it does tend to spread. We add ours just prior to eating and do not chill, but leave to marry at room temp. Thanks much!
krista williams says
I love Mexican food, so this cocktail is something I would love to try.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Angela Warren says
This look so delicious and light. I will most definitely prepare this dish for my family soon
Sandra Watts says
That looks really good with all the fresh veggies mixed in it.
ellen schull says
I love shrimp, and tomatoes, and cilantro. I will definitely try this recipe soon.
Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says
This looks fantastic! Of course this should be accompanied by a margarita!
Joanne Gregory says
This looks and sounds wonderful! Definitely something to make with spring coming up!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
This is a delicious recipe and I shall rambler not toads the avocado until the end.
terry myers says
Love the recipe i am going to try it but no chips hurts my gums love shrimp
Oh my I am defonitely going to make this! I love the avocado in it too! Yum!
Deborah D says
I love shrimp! This looks so good
Dana Morin says
This is fabulous! Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to make it!
Michele Ash says
Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe on Mexican Shrimp Cocktail! It looks very pretty sitting in the nice dish! I think I’ve told you before that I was brought up by a mother who didn’t like much of anything! She served us kids the way she cooked and how she liked things, plain! So, we grew up not eating an awful lot of things! Since I’ve grown, I’ve tried an awful lot of the things we didn’t get as kids. A few of them I like, however, there are more that I do not like! Seafood is on my list. I mean, I can eat Tuna & Flounder. However, lobster and shrimp notta! Just can’t do it! We never ever had any hot (spicy) stuff growing up either. I’ve learned to eat some things that are spicy enough for me, however, Jalapeno peppers are a definite no go! Way too hot for my taste! We grow them in our vegetable garden every single year and they are to give to my father and to a few friends that love them! Anyway, I know how we eat all depends on what we were brought up on and everything. I guess I’m pretty much a plain Jane! I do envy you for loving all the spicy stuff in life! I wish I could be that way! This dish looks terrific! I do appreciate your recipe and I know that my father would love it! Thanks so much for sharing it! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
this looks so delicious i love shrimp
Cynthia Knisely says
Love your Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe. Sounds great and easy to make.
Amber Ludwig says
Loved this so much in Mexico! Can’t wait to make it at home!! One of my absolute favs and so refreshing!
susan king says
I don’t care for shrimp cocktail but my husband loves it ! I think I’ll make it for him during one of the sports games he’s watching. It would be something different and he’d love it. Thank you !!
laura rubenstein says
OMG This looks amazing!! I love shrimp! I am going to have to try this.
Terry Madden says
I Am going to try this it looks Yummy! Thank You for sharing this.
Noelle Lamb says
This is a perfect recipe for my family! We just started eating clean but we’re finding it difficult on what to serve only have people over who are not into such clean eating. Thanks for the tip
Lesley F says
Looks delicious! I know the family would love