Grilled Mexican Shrimp Cocktail recipe -

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camaron)

A unique twist on classic shrimp cocktail makes a perfect summer seafood appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Seafood
Keyword Mexican shrimp cocktail, shrimp cocktail, shrimp cocktail recipe
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups vegetable juice blend or Clamato
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes drained
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice 3 to 4 limes
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 medium avocados cubed
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup diced red onion


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place shrimp in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper to coat.
  • Lightly grease grill and cook shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, until cooked through and slightly charred. Remove shrimp and cool slightly. If you don't have a grill, see notes below.
  • In a clean bowl, stir together remaining ingredients until combined. Place desired amount of cocktail sauce in glasses or small bowls.
  • Peel tails off shrimps (optional) then place on edge of prepared glasses and serve.


  • If shrimp are small, use a grill basket or skewers to prevent falling through grates.
  • Sprinkle shrimp with lemon juice for extra flavor.
  • Clamato has more sodium than vegetable juice. Reduce salt in the recipe if using. Or use a low-sodium version.
  • Use organic vegetable juice for the most nutrients and the best flavor.
  • To serve, simply dip the cooked shrimp into the sauce. Or serve with saltine crackers.
How to boil shrimp:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Dump in shrimp and stir. Boil 2 to 3 minutes until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  3. Drain water then sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper.
How to cook shrimp in a pan:
  1. Heat a bit of oil in a large non-stick pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Add shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook shrimp 1 to 2 minutes per side, until they turn pink and are cooked through.


Serving: 1shrimp cocktail | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1537mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 59.7mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 4mg