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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: (for shrimp) approximately 10 minutes to boil the water and then cook the shrimp
Chill Time: 1 hour (at least)
Serves: 12
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Seafood



  • Peel, devein and remove the tails from the shrimp.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and drop in the shrimp.
  • Cook just until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Immediately remove shrimp with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain the water from the shrimp and pat dry.
  • In a large glass bowl, whisk together the chilled V8 or Clamato juice with the ketchup.
  • Add the diced onion and lime juice, cooked shrimp, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, jalapeno, the OSA Gourmet Gourmet Datil Garlic Blend, the OSA Gourmet Snake Bite Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, (or your choice of Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauceor Stinging LIzard Scorpion Pepper and Datil Pepper Hot Sauce)
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Gently add in the avocado, stirring just until combined.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
  • Ladle servings (about 2/3 cup) into chilled wine glasses or parfait glasses.
  • Garnish with slices of lime and reserved shrimp, if desired.


Utensils:  Large cook pot with about 2-3 quarts of water,  slotted spoon,  large bowl of ice water to cool shrimp, large glass bowl to mix shrimp cocktail.  Wine glasses or parfait glasses, chilled, for serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3/4 cup
Serves 12
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g 4%
  Saturated Fat 0.3g  
  Trans Fat 0g  
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g  
Cholesterol 61.2mg 20%
Sodium 513.3mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 12.5g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
  Sugars 9.6g  
Protein 8.3g 17%
  • Vitamin A3%
  • Vitamin C55%
  • Calcium3%
  • Iron3%
  • Vitamin D0%
  • Vitamin E1%
  • Vitamin K20%