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8 different recipes to prepare shrimp cocktail

28 mayo, 2021

If you are a fan of seafood you have to try all these different ideas to prepare Shrimp cocktail. They are perfect for Lent or summer.

Shrimp cocktail history

The origin of this sea dish is in the United States, according to the most popular story the owner of a bar in Boston in 1941 wanted to improve the recipe for bloody mary and for that he put shrimp as the main ingredient, it turned out that the recipe was a resounding success both for its aesthetics and its flavor.

Over time the recipe became increasingly popular and modified until it reached Mexico, where more styles of what we know today as shrimp cocktail were created.

What is it?

The shrimp cocktail is basically a preparation based on clean and generally raw shrimp (they can also be semi-cooked), mixed with olive oil, tomato puree or tomato sauce, lemon juice and different vegetables such as tomato, onion , coriander, chili and avocado.

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individual shrimp cocktail

If you don’t want to cook the shrimp only in lemon, you can boil them beforehand.


  • Wash them with everything and peel with plenty of water.
  • Peel the shrimp, cut off the head first and remove the shell.
  • With a knife, make a cut along the curved part of the shrimp.
  • Open with the help of your hands, like in a fan and put it under the stream of water, so that the intestine of the shrimp (the black strip) is eliminated.
  • To cook them, use enough water and boil them in small portions, not all together, so that they cook evenly.
  • Remove from the heat as soon as they turn pink, if the kicks too hard they become hard.
  • Prepare them following your recipe.

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