Shrimp Cocktail Pacífico
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- 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
- 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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Pati muchas gracias por la receta de cóctel de camarones Pacífico. Mi familia I llo nos encantó. Veo su programa todos los sábados desde Miami.
Me da mucho gusto que les haya gustado Raul, un abrazo para todos!
This is the best shrimp cocktail I have ever had! I just love your show. I now have my husband watching. Just purchased your books. I’m so excited to try everything. Goal 2 a week 🤞🏻
Yay, feel so happy that you guys are cooking all my recipes, wow!
Armando Campos No I've never been on here no dup.
Hola Pati como estas familia ohala todo bien. Pati I saw you this last week and you made Shrimp Coctel for your husband, I could not stand it, i had to go and buy all that you put into the coctel, I’ve made my coctel but yours was so delicious Gracias Pati saludos
Thanks so much Armando, saludos!
You were correct in saying “if you make half the recipe, make sure you make enough as you’ll get another helping. Thank you for posting this great recipe.
Haha, so glad you liked it Dennis!
Fred S. Weintraub
I just made this and it was delicious!! I did have to omit the Cilantro, because my wife tastes it as soap, (very common) so I left it out and added some to my plate. I also served it with a little Tabasco for myself for some more heat.
All in all very easy and great!
Awesome Fred, so happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your own version of this cocktail!
Pati, as always you are the best and your recipes are the best! Your Shrimp Cocktail recipe is just wonderful. Thank you so much, Bill
So glad you like it Bill, thanks for the kind words!
watch you on PBS here in Austin …great show…love your sons with you on your program
Thanks for your kindness Walt, un abrazo!
Fantastic shrimp cocktail. My family is very picky about seafood but they loved the shrimp cocktail. Thank you
My pleasure Sonia, so glad to read you all enjoyed it!
I am going to try this but would prefer to use fresh tomatoes and sugar if needed instead of buying a product. Thanks for all your great recipes and your creativity. I value and respect what you do.
Thanks so much for the kind words Kathleen!
This sounds like the best Shrimp Cocktail ever, I love Shrimp Cocktail
Yay, thank you!
I have been making this for years, since I first saw it on your show. I get cravings for this dish. It’s the best I’ve ever had, it makes me happy! Thank you.
It makes me happy that it makes you happy Ray, yay!!!
I have been making this for years, since I first saw it on your show. I get cravings for this dish. It’s the best I’ve ever had, it makes me happy!
It makes me happy that you like it so much Ray, yay!
Yumm!!! Gracias Pati!!
Con gusto Vane 😉
What kind of Maggi sauce is it? I went to the store and found many versions: Aroma, Jugo, seasoning. What kind should I get? Does it matter.
Thank you in advance. Love love love everything you do!
Thanks so much Gina, I use Jugo Maggi 😉
Claude & Rich
Absolutely the best shrimp cocktail ANYWHERE!
Yay, thanks so much you guys!
Starting the New Year 2022 out with this recipe. We already have had this a couple times for dinner yummy. It doesn’t matter what I make of yours it’s good. God bless yummy food😋
This is one of my all time favorites Linda, enjoy!
How do I scale this back for two people?
This recipe yields 6 servings so go ahead and half it, because you are going to want seconds, believe me 🙂
Just made this for dinner tonight and it will be a repeat! So amazingly good! Muchos gracias, Pati!
My pleasure Alvin, so glad you enjoyed it!
Made this for Father’s Day in our home. They absolutely love love this cocktail. Thank you so much.
One of my favorites as well Delia! Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day 😉
In South Carolina
After watching your show, I tried this and it was wonderful. I am NOT a cook and appreciated how quick and easy it was. Thank you.
So happy you liked it, thanks!
Another amazing one! Dinner last night with this, mmm, mmmm and MMMMMM!
Tami and Ron
Mmmm, que rico Tami and Ron, so glad you liked it!!
Do you have a recipe for Shrimp Cocktail like the kind they make in Veracruz ? I think they use Orange soda.
Thank you !
Where can I watch your shows, I used to watch on Amazon
Hey George, I do not add orange soda to my cocktail but I know it is a very popular ingredient, I might try a recipe soon! The shows are still on Amazon Prime, all seasons from 3 to 9. You can also watch on your local PBS or Create Station 😉
Love this recipe…it’s so delicious and fresh!
So happy to hear Thuy, thank you!!!
Charles Bloomer ("San Carlos Charlie")
A chef pal from Ixtapa always added Orange Crush to his coctel de camaron. It adds a little sweetness and citrus notes without additional acidity.
I’ve heard about this, yes! It is really yummy, thanks for sharing San Carlos Charlie 🙂
Pamela V Auguston
This is our favorite all time shrimp cocktail!!!
Yay! Thanks Pamela 😉
How can I get the chocolate cake you made on Sugar for Hubby episode?
As well as the green salsa you put on the fish?
Really great sounding and I am sure tasting dishes.
So glad you liked these recipes Jeff, here are the links for you, enjoy! http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/nana-joses-flourless-chocolate-pecan-cake/ and http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/rodrigo-style-fish/
How long is this good, if kept refrigerated?
You can make it up to 12 hours ahead, Jean.
My mom saw you make this on our local PBS last weekend and I of course had to make it the next day! Muy ricos!!!! Muchas gracias,
I’m so glad you and your mom enjoyed the shrimp, Silvia.
I made this at our annual family vacation to South Padre Island. It was amazing eating it beach side! Soooo much better than my former version! I’ll never go back!
That sounds wonderful, Lori! I hope you had a lovely vacation.
We absolutely love this recipe! It reminds us of our lovely honeymoon we had in Mexico. We sometimes add chopped cucumber for an added bit of crunch! Thanks Patti!
Oh what a wonderful food memory…thanks for sharing, Missy!
Made this for New Years Eve, most amazing Mexican Shrimp Cocktail EVER! All of my Peruvian friends ( they best ceviches in my opinion) LOVED it! Thanks Pati!
Making it again tonight for my sister and my parents! I am sure they are going to love it too!
Super! I hope your family loves it as much as your friends did, Trisha.
This was the best shrimp cocktail I have ever eaten.
Thank you Cindy!
I made this as an appetizer to bring for a pot luck Thanksgiving Day dinner at my friend’s house. It was easy to make and was a definite hit! I added scallops with the shrimp and it was amazing! This is my second recipe that I’ve made after watching Pati’s show! Both were amazing!
Excellent dish works well with talipia as ceviche base!
Thank you Andy!
gracias por la receta simpre la miro por pbs con mi esposa y ago sus recetas que simpre salen ricas especial mente este cocktel de camaron saludos desde Los Ángeles CA
Mil gracias, Cesar!
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!
Thank you for trying the recipe Audrey!
Gracias pati con este coktel bolvi loco a mi esposo y siempre quiere que lo prepare mmmm
Looks very good?
Thank you Sandra!
Thanks for a great Recipe.
Thank YOU Scott!
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
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
So happy your husband loved the recipe, Elvia! I think everyone should have taco night! =)
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 🙂
First time watcher, enjoyed your show, and recipes. Especially the . . ….Chocolate Flourless Cake fran
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!
Gracias Mil!!! I am going to make this flourless cake for my hubby and my sons!
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.
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!
Hi Sara, Thank you so much for trying it!!!
Just made this tonight for my boyfriend and it was delicious! Quick, easy and just like what we remember from our travels to Mexico!!!
Yay! Thank you for making it!!
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
Love the show and the inspiration. I look forward to making the traditional mexican recipes. Love the show, keep up the good work.
Will do! Thank you!
OMG Patty I cannot stop eating this delicious shrimp cocktail. Absolutely love it.
I just love your show and all your great recipes.
Thank you for watching!!
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!
So exciting, Kathy!!!! Hope he likes it as much as my hubby 🙂
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
Thank YOU for watching the show 🙂
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
Gloria, thank you! OF COURSE I will keep the recipes coming: keep on cooking!
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
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!
Jose " Pepe " y Anacely Prieto
¡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 !
Ya me antojaste, gracias!
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.
Thank you, Nichole!!
¡Pati! ¿Cómo se fue qué se te olvido que cocktail quiere decir coctél y no cocktail?
Jaja! Es el Spanglish world, tienes razón!
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!
Gracias, Nancy! I will try to add more seafood dishes…
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!!
Sandra, que bueno que te gustan mis recetas, espero que las cocines y te gusten mucho más! Gracias por tu mensaje.