Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style

Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style

Coctel De Camarones aka Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
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Coctel De Camarones - Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Made with wild, sustainable west coast BC shrimp, this tangy shrimp cocktail is based on what I remember eating in Mexico; fresh, crunchy, sweet, savoury and a little spicy.  Serve with traditional saltine crackers, tortilla chips, endive spears or in cucumber cups.  

This makes approximately 3.5 cups and will serve 6-8 people depending on the amount of other food served.  

Course Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine canadian, Mexican
Keyword easy appetizer, Mexican Appetizer, Shrimp, Shrimp Cocktail
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Sabrina Currie


  • 1/4 c Red Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 c Tomato, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, Finely Chopped Feel free to use less depending on spice level preference
  • 1/4 c Cucumber, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 c Green Onions, Finely Sliced
  • 1/2 Lime, Juiced
  • 1/3 c Chili Sauce I used Heinz brand
  • 1 c Clamato Juice I used Motts
  • 1/2 c Cilantro, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 c Wild BC Shrimp (Approx 325 grams) Cooked and peeled. I used Pink shrimp
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Hot Sauce To Taste I used Valentina but tobasco would work well too.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine red and green onion, tomato, jalapeno, cucumber and lime juice. Stir gently until combined.

    Fresh Jalapeno Tomato Cucumber and Onion
  2. Add chili sauce and Clamato and stir until combined.

    Chili Sauce and Clamato For Shrimp Cocktail
  3. Add shrimp and cilantro, then stir and season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.

    Let chill in fridge 30 min (or up to 8 hours) then spoon into serving dish or mini cucumber cups to serve.  

    Wild BC Pink Seafood In Shrimp Cocktail
  4. *Note: This Mexican style cocktail has a lot of liquid, necessary for proper flavour so don't drain the "soup". 

    If serving in cucumber cups, use slightly more salt and spice as the strength of flavour will be diluted by the cucumber. 

    Appetizer Shrimp Cocktail In Cucumber Cups
Coctel De Camarones (Shrimp Cocktail) Recipe
Coctel De Camarones (Shrimp Cocktail) Recipe