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Ensenada Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
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Ensenada Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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Tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro replace traditional cocktail sauce in this lively Southwestern makeover of the popular appetizer. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • Lime wedges

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro. Combine the oil, vinegar, lime juice and seasoning; drizzle over shrimp mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Using a slotted spoon, place shrimp mixture in cocktail glasses, about 1/2 cup in each. Garnish with lime wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Ensenada Shrimp Cocktail in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p20

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"This was a hit at my Super Bowl Party!! Delicious! People were raving!!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"We own Serenity Valley Winery in Missouri and for my Wine Trail pairing this past weekend I made and served this to over 100 people. Great response but I did make two changes: did not use tomatoes and instead added chopped mini bell red,yellow, and orange peppers."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"This recipe hit all the right notes with me. The only thing I added was garlic and ginger because I am obsessed with both; otherwise, I followed this recipe to the letter and found it to be spicy and delicious! If you want heat, leave the veins and seeds in the peppers. For less heat, remove the seeds. For no heat, remove the veins too and mince the peppers very fine"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Pretty good. Next time I would add some minced garlic and lime zest to pump up the flavor a little bit. Would also be good with some red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or the jalapeno seeds added to increase the heat."

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