Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Southern Living
This chilled shrimp cocktail adds cilantro, hot sauce, and lime juice for a delicious Mexican twist.
6 servings


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2 pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
6 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Avocado slices, lime wedges, saltines (optional)


Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

Bring 6 cups water and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain shrimp, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.

Stir together reserved liquid, ketchup, and next 3 ingredients. Stir in shrimp, tomato, and cilantro. Chill. Serve with avocado slices, lime wedges, and saltines, if desired.

Created date

December 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 21.8 g
Carbohydrate 17.8 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 154 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 795 mg
Calcium 76 mg