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Bloody-Mary Seafood Cocktail Recipe

When planning impromptu parties, I rely on this recipe. After a quick stop at the supermarket, I can create an hors d'oeuvre that both impresses and pleases.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup spicy Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Chill until serving. Just before serving, stir in avocado. Yield: 14 servings (1/2 cup each).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.