Shrimp Cocktail Pacífico

Shrimp Cocktail Pacífico
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6 servings Cocktail de Camarones del Pacífico
Ingredients
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile finely chopped, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ripe tomato seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano preferably Mexican, or 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado halved, pitted, meat scooped out and cubed
  • Tortilla chips store-bought or homemade, or saltines
To Prepare
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Immediately drain the shrimp and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi sauce and olive oil. Add the shrimp and toss to combine. Add the onion, chile, olives, tomato, parsley, cilantro, oregano and salt, and mix gently until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to serve, stir the avocado into the shrimp cocktail. Serve with tortilla chips or saltines.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile finely chopped, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ripe tomato seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano preferably Mexican, or 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado halved, pitted, meat scooped out and cubed
  • Tortilla chips store-bought or homemade, or saltines
To Prepare
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Immediately drain the shrimp and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi sauce and olive oil. Add the shrimp and toss to combine. Add the onion, chile, olives, tomato, parsley, cilantro, oregano and salt, and mix gently until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to serve, stir the avocado into the shrimp cocktail. Serve with tortilla chips or saltines.

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  1. wow made this tonight for friends and one guy said this is exactly how my dad used to make it, but he added a little burgandy wine! they loved it. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I have been trying to duplicate the Shrimp Cocktail we get at our favorite Mexican restaurant and this is it. We love it. Thanks Patti

  3. Hola Pati, Just wanted to tell you that I made Shrimp Cocktail Pacifico for my husband and he loved it! Thanks for all those great recipes. Pati, when are you going to Uruapan, Michoacán? We enjoyed watching the show when you went to Morelia, Michoacán. Guess what? just like your family we also have taco night Delicioso!!God Bless my friend Elvia

  4. hola! quiero decirte que disfruto mucho tus recetas, soy una michoacana radicando en houston…y tus recetas me recuerdan a las recetas de mi mama!
    estoy por casarme, asi que proximamente estare cocinando muchas recetas tuyas para mi marido 🙂

  5. First time watcher, enjoyed your show, and recipes. Especially the . . ….Chocolate Flourless Cake fran

  6. Hola Pati!
    Acabo de ver tu programa y quiero decirte que tienes un esposo encantador! I love you and your show! I will make the seafood recipes for my husband this Father’s Day!
    Thank You!
    Doris

  7. Thank you so much Pati, I just love watching you make the most delicious recipes. You make everything sound, look and entertaining to watch. You just make it seem so fun.

    Aleeta

  8. Just made this after having seen the episode. I was worried my boyfriend would miss his clamato version but he said it was the best he’s ever had!! We love it!

  9. Just made this tonight for my boyfriend and it was delicious! Quick, easy and just like what we remember from our travels to Mexico!!!

  10. Hi Pati

    I enjoy watching Pati’s Mexican Table on Create Tv. You’ve taught me so much about cooking really good and healthy Mexican food.
    Thank you so much.

    Angela – New York

  11. Pati,
    Love the show and the inspiration. I look forward to making the traditional mexican recipes. Love the show, keep up the good work.

  12. Hi Pati,

    I am going to prepare my first Mexican Table meal over the long weekend! It’s going to be a big event. I am making the complete Sugar For Hubby meal for my own hubby. And cocktails of course!

    Wish me luck! And thank you for the inspiration. I never thought I could cook delicious Mexican food until I saw your show!

    Best wishes,
    Kathy

  13. Hi Pati! Watched your show for the first time last night!Your passion for cooking is contagious.Thank you for being generous and sharing your recipes ….AJ

  14. HOLA PATI i just love your show! You have a Wonderful personality and all your recipes are great!!! Right now i saw the Morelia GAZPACHO SALAD and can not wait to try in my next family get together. Please keep the recipes coming. i also love the stories about MEXICO what a better way to learn as by seeing such wonderful places. THANK-YOU i can not wait for the next show. by the way your boys are great! i am glad that they also love to cook and that way they will have wonderful tales to tell. Bye for now gloria

  15. Pati, I am from Brazil. I lost the passion for cooking some years ago. You inspired me! Your recipes are wonderful. Mac and Cheese your style is one of my family’s favorite. Thank you. Adriana

    1. Adraiana, get back in the kitchen!!! SO happy to hear you like my Mac and Cheese, it is popular around here too… Thank you for writing me!

  16. ¡Hola Pati! Es la primera vez que te escribimos! Y solo te queremos decir que nos Encarta tus recetas. Nosotros somos una feliz pareja Cubana/Americana. Nos uncanta tu receta de coctel de camarones a lo Pacifico. Nosotros tambien somos costenos y mi especialidad es mariscos de todo tipo. Yo le agrego unas cositas extra como una salsita muy rica que es Jamaiquina llamada “PICKAPEPPA”, esta encluye como engredientes – vinagre de cana, azucar, tomatillos, cebollas, pacitas, sal de mar, jengibre, pimenteros, ajo, clavos, pimento negro, timo, mangos, cascaras de naranja. Tambien tiene muchos usos para sopas, pescado, carnes, asado de caza, mariscos, platos de quesos, ensaladas, y salsas. Agregale un poquito al coctel y veran la diferencia ! Maravilloso ! Buena suerte !

  17. Pati, Watched your show on PBS for the first time today…I LOVED IT AND I LOVE YOUR WONDERFUL PERSONALITY!! Headed to the market now and preparing Shrimp Cocktail Pacifico tonight. Thank you.

  18. Pati-Love, love, love the show! I am a native San Diegan currently living in Idaho. I so miss the wonderful, fresh food of Mexico and Baja, and your show allows me to recreate many of them. I can assure you that fabulous seafood and many of the Mexican dishes I grew up with are unavailable here. This shrimp dish reminds me of the great shrimp dishes I’ve had in Ensenada, Tijuana, and Mazatlan. Muchas gracias, y bon appetite!

  19. HOLA PATY ACAVO DE MIRAR TU PROGRAMA EN LA TV Y INMEDIATAMENTE ME P– USE A BUSCARTE EN LA COMPUTADORA Y ENCONTRE TUS RECETAS ESTAN DE MARAVILLAS. HOY COSINARE EL COCKTAIL DE CAMARONES, Y NANA’S CHOCOLATE PECAN CAKE. EL PASTE SE ME HACE AGUA LA VOCA Y NI LO E COSINADO. GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR TU RECETAS. DIOS TE BENDIGA Y TE DE MAS SAVIDURIA PARA HAYUDAR A LOS QUE NO LA TENEMOS. LOVE AND KISSES!!