Monday, August 6, 2012

Shrimp Cocktail Baja Style


1 lb of shrimp {previously frozen or fresh or pre-cooked}
2 Medium Roma tomatoes
1/2 Medium Onion
1 Cilantro Bunch
1 Large Avocado
2 Cups Tomato Juice {I like using Clamato brand}
1/2 Cup of Ketchup
15 Key Limes
1 Tbsp Salt


1.- If using fresh or previously frozen shrimp then rinse, devein, peel shell off and take tail off. Place in a large enough stock pot with water and cook for 15 minutes or until completely pink. While the shrimp is cooking chop all the vegetables into tiny pieces, except the avocado that should be cut into 1/2 inch squares.*

2.- Rinse shrimp in ice cold water so they stop cooking. Place all vegetables in a large bowl and mix. Juice key limes.

3.- Add shrimp, tomato juice, ketchup and key lime juice. Add the salt and serve!

We enjoyed our shrimp cocktail with tortilla chips and added some Tapatio sauce, but you can also enjoy with tostadas.

* Remember to wash all vegetables thoroughly. 
** If you like spicy or want to add a little kick to your cocktail chop into tiny pieces a Serrano Chile and add to the mixture. 


  1. I didn't realize how easy it is to make! YUM!

    1. Very easy and very delicious if I may say so... haha My family was surprised with dinner last night when I served them this. :)

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    1. It is... it's perfect for summer and for parties :)