Mi carino is obsessed with shrimp cocktail. We enjoy it year-round since the temperatures here in South Texas are always warm. He requested it be added to our New Year’s Eve line-up and I happily agreed. Shrimp cocktail is one of those appetizers that is a true shining star, it’s so easy to make, doesn’t require the oven or grill and can be prepared in advance.
This year I’m keeping it simple by preparing a few make ahead appetizers paired with a festive champagne punch spiked with tequila.
Tequila and shrimp – a perfect combo.
Shrimp Cocktail Serves 4-6
Recipe from Simply Recipes
1 pound large cooked shrimp
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup peeled, diced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno, minced ( optional)
1 15-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of a lime, about 2 Tbsp
Put the shrimp in a bowl mix with the chopped onions,
cucumber, celery and jalapeno.
Blend tomatoes, ketchup, lime juice and hot sauce until smooth.
Gently stir in cilantro and chill. Add sauce a little at a time to
the shrimp mixture, until the shrimp cocktail is the consistency
To serve, add salt and more hot sauce to taste and gently mix.
Serve chilled w crackers or tostadas.