Eva Longoria's Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Eva Longoria's Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
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Shrimp Cocktal

Ben Fink

Shrimp Cocktal

Growing up in the beach town of Corpus Christi, I spent many long hours shrimping, crabbing, and fishing with my dad. I remember my mom frequently asking him, "How on earth am I going to cook all of this?" One way she coped was regular "you-peel-'em" nights, when she would put a couple of enormous bowls of hot, steamed shrimp on the table with many small dishes of Tabasco-infused cocktail sauce. My dad, sisters, and I would happily stay at that table until every bowl was empty. 

In Mexico, they have their own way of coping with abundant shrimp. No matter where you go, you will find a variation of this traditional appetizer, which is one of my dad's favorites dishes. He loves Tabasco so much that he usually doubles the amount here! Sweet shrimp and velvety avocado temper the heat of the tangy cocktail sauce. Even you don't like it as spicy as my dad does, it should definitely have a little kick. Mexican shrimp cocktail is typically served out of individual small dishes — I like cocktail glasses — and eaten with a spoon. 

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In a small bowl, place the ketchup, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended. In a medium bowl, place the shrimp and avocado. Pour the sauce over and gently toss with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the shrimp and avocado are thoroughly coated.

Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Divide among 4-6 glasses and serve.


Calories per serving:

484 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 30g 46%
  • Carbs 35g 12%
  • Saturated 4g 22%
  • Fiber 14g 56%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 28g 55%
  • Cholesterol 183mg 61%
  • Sodium 716mg 30%
  • Calcium 110mg 11%
  • Magnesium 107mg 27%
  • Potassium 1,467mg 42%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 3mg 19%
  • Phosphorus 366mg 52%
  • Vitamin A 33µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 30mg 50%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 31%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 170µg 42%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 44µg 55%
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