Saturday, March 5, 2011

How to make shrimp cocktail: Mexican Style
This little recipe is my moms and I still think she makes it way better than anyone or any restaurant. Anytime I go to a Mexican restaurant I get handed the ketchup and tapatio to mix it myself. This blog post will show you quickly how I make it....right.
Here's what you will need:
1lb of cooked shrimp
1lb imitation crab meat
2 tomatoes
4 lemons
3 cucumbers
4 ripe avocados
1/2 white onion
cilantro
V8 vegetable juice
ketchup
Tapatio hot sauce
Start by cleaning the shrimp.
Best to use a strainer so you wont lose your shrimp in the rinsing process.
Next shred the crab meat with fingers.
Add both shrimp and crab mean into a large mixing bowl or pot. All of these ingredients should be cooled / cold before adding any other items.
The most work is in the following: cutting up the veggies!
Cucumbers, tomatoes, and cilantro.
Ripe avocado. If your avocados are still hard, place them in a brown paper bag over night. If you do not have a paper bag handy you can place them in the pantry. My mom has done this for years. They should be ripe the next day.
White onion. I have seen it made with Purple onions, but I prefer the white with this dish.
Add all of them to your bowl and you are ready to add the liquids.
V8 usually comes in plastic or glass jugs, but today they were stocked in cans. Ketchup and Tapatio hot sauce are used for sweet and spice. I add salt to the mix if the ketchup is too sweet. Lemons can be served on the side, my family loves lots of lemon so I add it right away. If you are interested in watching my video click here.
Thanks guys for visiting my blog and I hope you have a chance to try this out. I wish I knew the exact amounts of liquids...but when it comes to Mexican dishes its all "eyeball it" lol.
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

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Dalila said...

we make shrimp cocktail WAY different..we actually use the caldo in which we cook the shrimp n we use some shrimp shells n blend them idk im gona try ur way..i guess its almost the same thing just that urs its the lazy way

Renee said...

LOVE the food post...looks so good! Love the pics. You inspired me to make this for dinner this week.

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Claudia said...

haha I definitely know what you mean by "eyeballing" it... great post!

karla ruelas said...

I just made some the other day. May I suggest using clamato..its super yummy . Instead of v8 use clamato. Mouh waters

Anonymous said...

Dudeeee, looks so yummy! I love Mexican food and lots of Mexican hot sauce and lemon and lime. LOL

Hazy23 said...

mmm looks good. I am going to try this for dinner tomorrow. I always try your easy recipes. I like the one you did in the summer with the lobster.

Mica said...

I am loving this recipe I can't wait to try this!!!

Dye-A-Graham said...

OhMyGoodness girl you just made me so hungry!! It looks yummy. I'm going to try and make this for sure :) Thanks for the recipe Sonya, you're the best.

KatieP said...

wow its soo easy to make, i always thought it was a lot harder ! Its deliciouse too!

xoxo,

Katie

AzZy AzZ said...

hey girl love the recipie ive never tried it with crap i will thought :)

i have a question which has nothing to do with this but im curious since u went throught it already im currently pregnant :D n im not sure wat lotion to use for my stretch marks im for sure getting bio oil and palmers but not sure if i should waste my mmoney on mamma moi boob in a tube lotion i just want to know wat u used :) thanks so much

Anonymous said...

i saw ur friend was cutting green onions did u add that to

Anonymous said...

I like your food post...hopefully you keep posting more :]

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure about this but I made it anyways n omg it was the bomb! I loved it!

BabyHollywood said...

i Love Shrimp cocktail! although i've never heard of using v8, but i will try! I'm also Latina =) & my family calls it ceviché. yummmy i love this stuff!

Chaudie said...

If only I wasn't allergic to shrimp T.T

Anonymous said...

yum..i can't wait to make this

Sasha said...

Can you show a ceviche recipe next? Very interested in learning how you make it!

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Photo By CG said...

Looks to yumm!! Will be trying this one!

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JessJasminn said...

you should do ceviche now yumm : )

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gwensans said...

YUM! Thank you for sharing, everything looks so delicious. I just called and ordered Mexican food delivery in Boston, MA because your post and pictures made me so hungry!