Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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Recipe: #35825

October 08, 2020

"Some people add avocados"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288.5 g)
  • Calories 196
  • Total Fat - 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 239.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1385.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 11.1 g
  • Protein - 26.9 g
  • Calcium - 122.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all together

Step 2

Chill at least 2 hours

Step 3

Pour into a cup


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting tomatoes for this recipe, make sure to pick tomatoes that are ripe and juicy.
  • To make the recipe spicier, use more jalapeno or add some hot sauce.

  • Substitute avocados for tomatoes to add a creamy texture and flavor. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and can add a unique flavor to the dish.
  • Substitute jicama for cucumber to add a crunchy texture and a sweet flavor. Jicama is a great source of dietary fiber and can help to add a unique flavor to the dish.

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Increase the amount of jalapeno, hot sauce, and lime juice to taste. Add 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder to the mix. Increase the amount of salt and pepper to taste.

Mexican Street Corn: A delicious Mexican side dish that pairs perfectly with Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. The sweet and creamy corn is grilled and then topped with a spicy mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chili powder, providing a tasty contrast to the shrimp cocktail.

Chile Relleno: A classic Mexican dish, Chile Relleno is a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and fried in a light batter. It's a great accompaniment to Mexican Street Corn, providing a contrast in texture and flavor, and a nice balance to the spicy mayonnaise and chili powder of the corn.


Q: Is it necessary to use avocados?

A: No, avocados are not necessary for this recipe. It is an optional ingredient that can be added for extra flavor and texture.

Q: What other ingredients can I use?

A: You can use a variety of ingredients to customize this recipe. For example, you could add different vegetables, beans, spices, herbs, and sauces. You could also substitute the avocado with other fruits or vegetables.

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Fun facts:

The traditional Mexican shrimp cocktail, or 'coctel de camarones', is a popular dish in Mexican cuisine. It is said to have been invented by a famous Mexican chef, Juan Placido, in the 1940s.

The dish is also said to have been served at the wedding of the world-famous Mexican singer, Luis Miguel, in 2008.