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Coctel de Camarones in cockail glass

Coctel de Camarones

Coctel de Camarones with shrimp, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, cilantro, jalapenos in clam and tomato juice cocktail. This Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is refreshing and seriously addicting! Serve with saltine crackers or tostadas for the best Mexican flavors!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword coctel de camaron, coctel de camarones
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 322 kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • juice from 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 jalapeno or Serrano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 bundle cilantro, stems trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup shrimp (reserved from poaching shrimp) or clam juice
  • 1 cup vegetable or tomato juice
  • 2 large avocadoes, pitted and diced

Serve with:

  • hot sauce
  • Saltine crackers
  • Tostadas

Instructions

  1.  In a pot over medium heat, bring salted water into a boil. Add shrimp and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or just until color changes. Drain shrimp, reserving 1 cup of the poaching liquid. 

  2. Chill shrimp and reserved stock in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. 

  3. In a bowl, combine shrimp, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, jalapeno, and cilantro. Add lime juice.

  4. Add ketchup and stir to combine.

  5. Add shrimp or clam juice and vegetable juice (or 2 cups Clamato juice). 

  6. Add avocados. Season with salt to taste. Gently stir to combine.

  7. Refrigerate for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

  8. Divide into cocktail glasses and serve with saltine crackers or tostadas.

Recipe Notes

You can use 1 cup shrimp broth (from poaching the shrimp) and 1 cup vegetable juice or 2 cups Clamato juice.

Nutrition Facts
Coctel de Camarones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 381mg 127%
Sodium 1921mg 80%
Potassium 791mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 48.2%
Calcium 25.3%
Iron 22.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.