***Note: Do not over cook - shrimp will become tough. Shrimp are done as soon as they become orange/pink***


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthy++Servings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shrimp1 1⁄4 Pound (21-25 count)
 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm)
 Bay leaf1 Small
 Cucumber2 Ounce, small dice (peeled)
 Roma tomato2 Ounce, small dice
 Brown onion2 Ounce, small dice (peeled)
 Cilantro1 Teaspoon, chopped
 Avocado3 Ounce (ripe firm medium dice)
 Lime juice1 Tablespoon
 Ketchup1 Tablespoon
 Hot sauce1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Dash

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 98

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.3%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 430.9 mg

Sodium 911.6 mg38%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.6%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 61 g121.9%

Vitamin A 27.5% Vitamin C 38.8%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 42%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


* In a large stock pot, add water, garlic, peppercorn and bay leaf.
* Bring water to a boil. Lower heat.
* Add shrimp, cook for 3 minutes.
* Drain shrimp. Reserve liquid.
* Remove bay leaf.
* Allow liquid and shrimp to cool. Refrigerate to chill.
* In al large bowl, combine cucumber, tomato, onion, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, ketchup and hot sauce.
* Add cooled shrimp liquid and shrimp.
* Adjust salt .
* Serve in a glass container.
Makes 2 - 16 ounce cocktails.
Note: Do not over cook - shrimp will become tough.
Shrimp are done as soon as they become orange/pink.



hookertm says :

I like this recipe but of course I want to make the veges fork size and I add a cup of clamato juice and some colorful peppers for a kick.
Posted on: 8 April 2009 - 1:24pm
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nisar253 says :

Looks great with nutritional value. "If you want happiness for a life time,learn to love what you do"
Posted on: 17 November 2007 - 3:16pm
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The Tortilla Guy says :

This looks like a great shrimp cocktail !!! I wonder if we could make a wrap out of it also ? The Tortilla Guy
Posted on: 23 August 2007 - 9:13am