Shrimp Cocktail de VeraCruz

Straight from Mario’s mother. To me there is something sacred about recipes with their idiosyncrasies, so the not quite English phrasing is left on purpose. For the uninitiated, “o” (oh) in Spanish is “or”.

Not being Mexican, I like this on tortilla chips.

Receta del Coktel de Camaron a la Veracruzana

2 Pounds baby shrimp, cooked and peeled
30 to 35 oz. Ketchup
Entire bunch cilantro, chopped
1 Red onion, finely diced
1 Green jalapeno, finely diced, o more if you like more SPICY
Salt to taste
4 Limes, squeeze juice
Hot sauce, dash (Cholula hot sauce)
1 oz. orange soda
2 avocados cut into small cubes

Thoroughly mix together all ingredients.  Refrigerate for 1 hour, Serve with crackers.


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