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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.