Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Posted September 8, 2015 by Lauren Dibble in Recipes / 1 Comment

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Coctel de Camaron
Coctel de Camaron

While this is a typically summer dish, I’m sharing it now because it’s one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of my Mr’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the marks perfectly. I picked it up while living in Mexico. It’s typical street food, but it’s something that I’ve learned how to make better at home.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a perfect summer dish: it’s light, served cold, and doesn’t require any use of the oven. It’s almost like a gaspacho, but even better. 🙂

Serves 2, $3/person


  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • 1 cup cooked, peeled shrimp
  • Juice of 2-3 limes
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • Handful of cilantro, minced
  • Dash of hot sauce (I prefer salsa Valentina if you can find it)
  • Club crackers


  1. If you buy frozen pre-cooked shrimp, put them in a bowl with lukewarm water. Change the water every couple of minutes until they no longer make the water colder.
  2. Chop up all your ingredients and mix together. Add salt to taste. Can keep in the fridge covered in plastic wrap to serve later if need be. Serve with club crackers. *Double the recipe and have leftovers for lunch the next day*

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