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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail made with big shrimp avocado and spicy V8 is one of our favorite Mexican appetizers.

Author: Kami - NoBiggie.net
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/4 cups cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup English cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper diced seeds and ribs removed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup spicy V8 tomato juice
  • 1 large lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • dash Mexican hot sauce (your choice)
  • 1 large avocado cubed
  1. Bring 1 cup of salted water to a boil. Add the uncooked shrimp. Stir and cook until the shrimp turn pink…about 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the water and set aside.
  2. Place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and jalapeños is a mixing bowl. Add ketchup, spicy V-8, lime juice, cilantro, and hot sauce (if desired). Gently mix until ingredients are well blended.

  3. Chop the shrimp into bite-size pieces, leaving a few whole (with the tails on) for a garnish around the rim. Stir chopped shrimp into the tomato mixture. Cover with plastic wrap. Place reserved whole shrimp in a separate bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate shrimp cocktail and reserved shrimp until chilled (about 1 to 2 hours).

  4. If mixture seems a bit thick, add a little more tomato juice or pickle juice. When ready to serve stir in the avocado chunks. Serve in clear glass bowls. Top with reserved whole shrimp and more chopped cilantro leaves.