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Spicy Shrimp & Crab Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Shrimp & Crab Cocktail Recipe

I don’t usually like radishes, but I love them in this shrimp cocktail. Serve it straight up, with tortilla chips or on a bed of butter lettuce. Tip: Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix works just as well as spicy V8.—Heidi Knaak, Liberty, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 8 radishes, halved and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups spicy hot V8 juice (about 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup Clamato juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed


  • 1. In a large bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients. Gently fold in shrimp, crab and avocados. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or until cold. Serve in martini glasses. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 604 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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