Friday, March 20, 2009

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Happy Friday everyone! And it's Not So Fat!!! It's funny, since being laid off in January, you would think everyday is a Friday to me but I still get the blues sometimes on Monday, get into the mojo of the week by Tuesday evening & then ready for the weekend on Friday. 

Last weekend some family came over & I had a Mexican themed dinner with this shrimp cocktail as my appetizer. I served Turkey Enchiladas as the main meal & the Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cake for dessert. Everyone loved this appie & I loved serving them in martini glasses. Margarita glasses would be even better but I didn't have enough. 


2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled & deveined (Tail On)
1 tblsp crushed garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups tomato & clam juice cocktail
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
Salt to taste
1 ripe avocado - peeled, pitted & chopped

Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Stir garlic, red onion & cilantro. Mix in tomato & clam juice cocktail, ketchup, lime juice, hot pepper sauce & horseradish. Season with salt. Gently stir in avocado. Cover & refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.


{My Thoughts}

I halved this recipe which yielded about 24 large shrimp & gave me 6 appetizer servings of 4 shrimp each. I highly recommend refrigerating this for closer to 3 hours if possible to let the flavors marry. Instead of the tomato & clam juice cocktail I used a spicy V8 & would again. 



Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I am looking forward to playing catch-up & coming around to visit new faces who have come to say hello this past week. 

39 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Yum. Yum. Yummity Yum Yummmmmmmmm. : ) You are so clever. Very pretty appetizer. It looks great and I can just imagine how great it tastes! Happy Friday!

Lula! said...

Yes. I printed this one out. Of course. You know how I feel about some shrimp.

You are so my hero...in more ways than one...

mommaof4wife2r said...

so stinking pretty! i would love to make it for just that~and the taste!

Maria said...

Love the presentation! Great cocktail! Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Looks yummy and I love the presentation!

Heather said...

This is such a summery recipe! I'm off to print...

Kameron said...

I'm glad you used the spicy V8 sub. I was about to ask you where the heck you get tomato and clam juice cocktail!! I will add it to my list of things to try!

Maria said...

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B said...

I love shrimp and this sounds too yummy to pass up.

Ty'sMommy said...

Oh, fanTAStic! Shrimp shrimp and more shrimp! I love your substitution of the Spicy V8 - I use that in my pasta e fagioli, or sometimes bloody mary mix, which would be good in this, too! Thanks for the idea!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

mmmmm- always looking for yummy shrimp recipes!

Pam said...

What a great recipe. I love Mexican food and shrimp so this is my kind of appetizer.

Jessica said...

I was just thinking what to do for next Saturday when the family comes, that's perfect!

KDLOST said...

that's a great idea! yum yum yum!!!

Kristina P. said...

I love shrimp!

Off topic, but I bought a shrimp gyro yesterday from this fast food Greek place, and I bite into it, and they had left all the shells on the shrimp!! Blech!

Amanda said...

Yum, yum!!

During the summer months I make Civeche over and over. It is just so refreshing. It is very similar to this. I add scallops and some chunks of talapia.

Chef Chuck said...

Very elegant!! My I have one :)
Cilantro Yumm!!

Ronda said...

Boy, does that ever sound good! I am ALWAYS making appetizers in Maryland, always one big party on the weekends! This one is on my list for next weekend. Have a great weekend, and check out my bedroom (in Maryland) that is under constuction (major!) that I posted.

XOXO

thecleanveggie said...

simply delicious :)
love shrimp!

Reeni♥ said...

Spicy shrimp, yum!! They look beautiful!

simpledaisy said...

Looks super simple and yummy!!!!

Peef said...

Hey! That Mexican dinner sounds fabulous in its entirety... bet the shrimp were amazing.

Thanks for dropping by my blog... it brought me to you!

Jen said...

this sounds lovely.

Pat aka Posh said...

I sware you've got to be the best cook in Florida. I can have just ate then see your blog and get hungry all over again :)

Jaysi said...

I had something like this in Mexico. It had avocado in it too, and it had a bit more "juice" to it. This looks fantastic!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh my hubs would love this one!!!!

starnes family said...

You had me at shrimp. But, made it even better!

Debbie said...

I really need to always read your blog on a full stomach!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

mmmm! scrumptious! that's so creative to use a spicy V8. thanks for the awesome recipe! definitely saving this in my files!

Fresh Mommy said...

Girl, I just love Mexican food, and you always get me when you do meals like this!! I don't want to eat my food anymore. Haha! You've got some serious talent!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Ok, so this recipe combines two of my great food loves: shrimp cocktail and mexican food. Amazing!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

My favorite is shrimp coctail. That looks so good. I will be making this.

Mommy Mac said...

k, seriously.

You rock.

I'm not kidding.

I think your blog is a Godsend to me.

I love food. I love to cook.

I love a lot of things.

I have no time between my designing and boys to find great tested recipes with adequate visula representation.

Did I say, you rock?

This recipe is going to give me a lot of kisses on the mouth from the hubby.

And in the words of Martha,

"That's a good thing!"

Thanks for the pit stop at my place!!

That Chronicles of a Mommy is a hoot. Love her blog!!!

In the words of California's governor:

"I'll be back!"

.mac

Angela said...

These look awesome! Hubby would love them and they are so cute! These, and your Mexican Mojitos are going on our next Mexican night menu!

Ace C said...

Those look way to awesome to even eat.

Clementina said...

Oh my goodness! It seems that we both have Mexican Shrimp Cocktail in the brain! I just posted my recipe today. I love the idea of putting some shrimp in a martini glass.
Saludos!

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