My friends and I got together for an appetizer party this weekend. Everything was so delicious. I ate so much I couldn't eat again for 24 hours. Seriously!
The last three times this group has gotten together this dish was requested. It's so fresh and flavorful. But how can anyone go wrong with shrimp, avocado, and cilantro.
COCTEL DE CAMARONES (shrimp cocktail)
2-3 lbs.frozen shrimp, large or medium, cooked, cleaned, deveined. 1 bottle Clamato juice 1 small bottle clam juice 1/4 bottle ketchup 1 Tbsp. (+ or -) Tabasco, to taste* 3 lemons 4 tomatoes, diced 3 cucumbers, diced 2 avocados, diced 2 ribs celery diced 2 green onions 1/4 bunch cilantro 1 bottle shrimp cocktail
Rinse frozen shrimp thoroughly and let set in cold water for 10 minutes.
Place shrimp in large bowl. Add Clamato juice, clam juice, ketchup and cocktail sauce to shrimp. Add Tabasco and squeeze lemon juice over the top. Add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, celery, and green onions in bowl and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves about 12
* Another option is to finely dice 2 jalapeno peppers instead of using Tabasco.