This Mexican Shrimp Cocktail recipe will literally leave your taste buds wanting more. The delicacy of the shrimp and all the flavors mixed together creates a cocktail that you’ll never be able to find anywhere else.
Easy and Delicious Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
How would you eat this? Well, you can use tortilla chips to dip into this zingy cocktail. You won’t be able to get enough of this Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. The recipe is super easy to put together and anyone can enjoy. It is the perfect appetizer recipe or a nice light brunch so to speak.
Is Cocktail Shrimp Cooked or Raw?
So, if you get served cocktail shrimp it is most likely already cooked. The Shrimps may look raw but it actually isn’t. You buy the shrimp raw and you poach them gently at home to get them ready for your shrimp cocktail recipe.
The best way to poach shrimps is to boil some salted water with a slice of lemon, a few peppercorns and then add the shrimps and let boil for a few minutes. Or to make things even easier you can buy already cooked shrimps.
Can you cook cocktail shrimp?
Keep in mind the shrimps in a cocktail shrimp recipe is already cooked! cooking it further will only toughen up the shrimps and make them chewier. If you buy the shrimps raw then yes you can poach them as discussed above. But is it not advisable to cook already cooked shrimp.
I hope you love this Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe as much as I do. I can have this every single day and I won’t get sick of it. There’s something about adding avocado with shrimps that makes it so yummy! Leave me a comment below if you altered this recipe. I would love to hear about your little creative cooking.
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
- 1 pound cooked and peeled shrimp
- ¼ cup minced red onion
- ½ cup seeded and diced tomato
- 1 avocado peeled, seeded and diced
- ¼ cup minced cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir gently until combined. Spoon into glasses and serve immediately, or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.