Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estil

4 servings


45 minutes

active time

1 hour 45 minutes

total time


⅓ cup Spanish onion, chopped

¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1 pound chilled cooked medium shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed

2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

1 cucumber, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 ½ cups chilled tomato and clam juice cocktail (such as Clamato®)

1 cup chilled ketchup (such as Heinz®)

1 bunch fresh cilantro - stems discarded and leaves chopped

2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Valentina®)

2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and chopped


Gather all ingredients.

Mix onion with lime juice in a small bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss shrimp, roma tomatoes, cucumber, celery, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.

Whisk tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce in a separate bowl; stir dressing into shrimp mixture.

Gently fold in avocados. Stir in onion mixture. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 1 hour.



Consider adding less ketchup or a lower sugar ketchup and add Worcestershire. Probably at least 1 tsp or more. Add more lime. Like a decent bit more. Maybe like double? Consider adding more onion. Definitely add a Serrano and a jalapeno.


Serving Size



410 kcal

Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



221 mg


2626 mg

Total Carbohydrate

42 g

Dietary Fiber

9 g

Total Sugars

21 g


29 g

4 servings


45 minutes

active time

1 hour 45 minutes

total time
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