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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Recipe

A Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Recipe is the perfect spicy starter to any Mexican meal. You can serve these spicy palate pleasers as a romantic appetizer for two or for parties of 6 or more. There are so many great occasions to add some flavor the the mix with some sultry shrimp cocktails from south of the border. Mexican shrimp recipes that add kick to the appetizer table.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Recipe

Shrimp infused with a bit of heat and creamy avocado make the perfect appetizer. So delicious and absolutely the perfect appetizer with a bowl of crunchy corn chips.

These perfect shrimp infused with delicate heat are a great taste treat with a cold frothy beer at your next Super bowl party.

They are perfect for any party, really. These can be made ahead and chilled until ready to serve. Then simply serve and let your guests enjoy.

With this easy recipe you can have time to mingle with friends and enjoy the party instead of cooking. It’s easy to make as well and only takes a few minutes to assemble and you’re done!

Make two bowls and chill so you have a back up supply of these wonderfully delicious shrimp appetizers.

This easy Mexican Shrimp appetizer recipe is perfect for an appetizer at your next family Mexican food night. It is absolutely perfect as a Mexican dinner appetizer for guests. OLe’

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Party Appetizer Recipe
Summary: This is how a shrimp cocktail is served in Mexico. The shrimp are combined with a spicy tomato sauce, and the recipe also features garlic, cilantro, lime, and horseradish.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1½ cups tomato and clam juice cocktail
  • 1 peeled, pitted, chopped ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 lbs peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Stir the shrimp with the garlic, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. Mix in the tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, and horseradish.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, then gently stir in the avocado.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.

Photo Credit: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail 080209Sa by vmiramontes, on Flickr

Photo Description:

Mexican shrimp cocktail is a wonderful appetizer to make, because it is a dish which features not only lovely fresh produce, but also plenty of contrasts and aromatic flavors. The sauce is made with tomato and clam cocktail, lime, hot sauce, and horseradish, and the shrimp cocktail also features avocado. It is important to give this time to marinate, so the flavors can blend nicely. This appetizer is spicy without being too spicy, and a very good choice to serve before a Mexican entrée. The photo shows how nice this looks served in an attractive glass.

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