Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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

Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Calories from fat: 11%
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 21.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 154mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 795mg
  • Calcium: 76mg


  • 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)


  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.
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