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Shrimp Cocktail Pacífico

Shrimp Cocktail Pacífico

Cocktail de Camarones del Pacífico

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

40 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.29 from 7 votes

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.

Comments

87comments inShrimp Cocktail Pacífico

  1. Alvin

    Jul 30

    Just made this for dinner tonight and it will be a repeat! So amazingly good! Muchos gracias, Pati!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 11

      My pleasure Alvin, so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Delia

    Jun 22

    Made this for Father’s Day in our home. They absolutely love love this cocktail. Thank you so much.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 03

      One of my favorites as well Delia! Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day 😉

  3. In South Carolina

    May 28

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      So happy you liked it, thanks!

  4. Tami

    Apr 08

    Another amazing one! Dinner last night with this, mmm, mmmm and MMMMMM!

    Thanks again!
    Tami and Ron

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Mmmm, que rico Tami and Ron, so glad you liked it!!

  5. George

    Mar 13

    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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 20

      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 😉

  6. Thuy

    Mar 11

    Love this recipe…it’s so delicious and fresh!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 20

      So happy to hear Thuy, thank you!!!

  7. Charles Bloomer ("San Carlos Charlie")

    Mar 11

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 20

      I’ve heard about this, yes! It is really yummy, thanks for sharing San Carlos Charlie 🙂

  8. Pamela V Auguston

    Mar 03

    This is our favorite all time shrimp cocktail!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Yay! Thanks Pamela 😉

  9. Jeff Campbell

    Jan 26

    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.

    Thanks

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 31

  10. Jean

    Dec 31

    How long is this good, if kept refrigerated?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 13

      You can make it up to 12 hours ahead, Jean.

  11. Silvia

    Sep 07

    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,

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 09

      I’m so glad you and your mom enjoyed the shrimp, Silvia.

  12. Lori

    Aug 11

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 12

      That sounds wonderful, Lori! I hope you had a lovely vacation.

  13. Missy

    Jun 23

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 01

      Oh what a wonderful food memory…thanks for sharing, Missy!

  14. Trisha Aranda

    Apr 25

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 27

      Super! I hope your family loves it as much as your friends did, Trisha.

  15. Cindy

    Feb 15

    This was the best shrimp cocktail I have ever eaten.

    1. Pati

      Feb 18

      Thank you Cindy!

  16. Maria

    Nov 26

    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!

    1. Pati

      Nov 27

      Super!

  17. Andy Werner

    Nov 14

    Excellent dish works well with talipia as ceviche base!

    1. Pati

      Nov 15

      Thank you Andy!

  18. cesar

    Nov 05

    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

    1. Pati

      Nov 08

      Mil gracias, Cesar!

  19. audrey

    Jun 05

    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!

    1. Pati

      Jun 05

      Thank you for trying the recipe Audrey!

  20. Martha

    Feb 15

    Gracias pati con este coktel bolvi loco a mi esposo y siempre quiere que lo prepare mmmm

    1. Pati

      Feb 16

      Gracias!

  21. Sandra serrano

    Feb 11

    Looks very good?

    1. Pati

      Feb 13

      Thank you Sandra!

  22. scott

    Feb 11

    Thanks for a great Recipe.

    1. Pati

      Feb 13

      Thank YOU Scott!

  23. Rose Boles

    Feb 02

    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

    1. Pati

      Feb 02

      Yay!

  24. Elvia

    Oct 31

    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

    1. Pati

      Nov 02

      So happy your husband loved the recipe, Elvia! I think everyone should have taco night! =)

  25. jaz

    Oct 16

    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 🙂

    1. Pati

      Oct 16

      Gracias!

  26. Fran Pavelko

    Jun 07

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

    1. Pati

      Jun 08

      Thank you!!

  27. Doris

    Jun 07

    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

    1. Pati

      Jun 08

      Gracias!

  28. maggie

    Feb 18

    Gracias Mil!!! I am going to make this flourless cake for my hubby and my sons!

  29. Aleeta

    Feb 14

    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

    1. Pati

      Feb 17

      Thank you!

  30. Sara

    Aug 26

    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!

    1. Pati

      Aug 27

      Hi Sara, Thank you so much for trying it!!!

  31. Mo

    Jul 12

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

    1. Pati

      Jul 14

      Yay! Thank you for making it!!

  32. Angela

    Jul 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

    1. Pati

      Jul 11

      Thank you!!

  33. Jackie

    Jul 03

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

    1. Pati

      Jul 03

      Will do! Thank you!

  34. Monica R

    Jun 23

    OMG Patty I cannot stop eating this delicious shrimp cocktail. Absolutely love it.

    1. Pati

      Jun 24

      Yay!!

  35. Sela

    May 28

    I just love your show and all your great recipes.
    Thank you…

    1. Pati

      May 29

      Thank you for watching!!

  36. Kathy

    May 20

    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

    1. Pati

      May 20

      So exciting, Kathy!!!! Hope he likes it as much as my hubby 🙂

  37. Arch

    May 15

    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

    1. Pati

      May 15

      Thank YOU for watching the show 🙂

  38. gloria porras

    May 03

    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

    1. Pati

      May 03

      Gloria, thank you! OF COURSE I will keep the recipes coming: keep on cooking!

  39. Adriana

    Apr 26

    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. Pati

      Apr 26

      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!

  40. Jose " Pepe " y Anacely Prieto

    Apr 18

    ¡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 !

    1. Pati

      Apr 20

      Ya me antojaste, gracias!

  41. Nichole Jenks

    Apr 12

    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.

    1. Pati

      Apr 16

      Thank you, Nichole!!

  42. Mar

    Feb 25

    ¡Pati! ¿Cómo se fue qué se te olvido que cocktail quiere decir coctél y no cocktail?

    1. Pati

      Feb 25

      Jaja! Es el Spanglish world, tienes razón!

  43. Nancy Taylor

    Feb 22

    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!

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      Gracias, Nancy! I will try to add more seafood dishes…

  44. SANDRA WAVE

    Feb 16

    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!!

    1. Pati

      Feb 16

      Sandra, que bueno que te gustan mis recetas, espero que las cocines y te gusten mucho más! Gracias por tu mensaje.

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