This recipe for Mexican shrimp cocktail shooters is a guaranteed run away hit of an appetizer. Perfectly cooked sous vide shrimp married with crisp cucumber, juicy mango, bright cilantro, tangy fresh lime juice, sweet corn and the connivence of store bought cocktail sauce.
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Course Appetizer Recipe
2PoundsPoached Shrimppeeled. *save some with tails on for garnish
½Large Cucumberfinely diced
¼CupRed Onionfinely diced
2Limeszested and squeezed
1 12oz.Jar Cocktail Sauce
Dash of Salt
Finely dice a cucumber. I leave the seeds in and the skin on. I like the deep green color of the skin but if you don't, go ahead and remove the skin and/or the seeds.
Finely, I mean, FINELY dice a ¼ cup of red onion. You don't want to chomp down on big pieces of onion. I used a red onion but if you just have a white or yellow onion, that will work too.
Chop a half bunch of cilantro. If you love cilantro, add the whole bunch. If you are not a fan, just do a ¼ of a bunch of cilantro. Please don't leave it out completely. This Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe NEEDS cilantro.
Finely dice a medium sized ripe mango. Not sure how to peel and dice a mango?
Zest and juice two limes. I use a microplane zester.
Add the corn. I use frozen corn kernels and I do not cook them.
Lastly add 1 large avocado or 2 small avocados, diced.
Remove the shells of the shrimp and dice the shrimp into bite sized pieces.
Combine all the ingredients with the cocktail sauce.
Season with a pinch of salt.
Add the hot sauce and/or the jalapeno pepper.
Refrigerate for an hour so the flavors can develop and marry together.
Jalapeno, finely diced
Tomato, finely diced
How long does Mexican shrimp cocktail last in the fridge?I find that Mexican shrimp cocktail is best when it has marinated in the refrigerator for an hour. I find that Mexican shrimp cocktail is best if it is served within 24 hours of being in the fridge. Any longer than that the flavors are still good but I find that the shrimp have started to get tough. How do you serve Mexican shrimp cocktail?I am a fan of serving Mexican shrimp cocktail in small shot glasses. But serving it in a serving bowl with tortilla chips on the side is another delicious idea.