Avocado-Shrimp Cocktail

Avocado-Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
James Carrier
Notes: In Mexico, saltine crackers are often served with seafood cocktails like this.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Caloriesfromfat 42 %
Protein 13 g
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 8.1 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Sodium 367 mg
Cholesterol 111 mg


1 can (11 1/2 oz.) tomato and chili cocktail (bloody Mary) mix
1/3 cup tequila
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup finely chopped onion, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño chili
2 firm-ripe avocados (1 to 1 1/4 lb. total)
3/4 pound shelled cooked shrimp (50 to 70 per lb.), rinsed
Kosher or regular salt
Lime wedges
Tortilla chips or saltine crackers


1. In a bowl, stir together tomato and chili cocktail mix, tequila, lime juice, onion, cilantro, and 2 teaspoons chili.

2. Pit and peel avocados; cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Add avocados and shrimp to cocktail mixture. Mix gently and add salt and more chili to taste.

3. If desired, rub rims of 4 to 6 margarita or martini glasses with a lime wedge. Immediately dip into a dish filled with 1/4 inch kosher salt.

4. Spoon avocado-shrimp cocktail equally into glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and serve with tortilla chips or saltine crackers.

April 2001
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