How to Make Cóctel de Camarones (Shrimp Cocktail)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
A big bowl of coctel de camarones is the perfect light lunch or appetizer for a hot summer day. It’s refreshing, sweet and sour at the same time.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian, Venezuelan
Keyword: coctel de camarones, shrimp cocktail
Servings: 3 people
  • 500 gr shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1 ripe firm tomato
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Avocado (optional)
  1. Boil a pot of water with enough water to cover the shrimps. When it starts to boil, add the shrimps and let them cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimps to a bowl with cold water and ice. Let them cool while making the rest of the recipe. Save a bit of the boiling water (¼ cup).
  2. Cut the tomato, the onion, and the cucumber into tiny cubes. Chop the cilantro too.
  3. In a big bowl mix the ketchup, the Worcestershire sauce, and the lime’s juice. Add water used to cook the shrimp according to your desired final result for the sauce. Toss all the veggies, the shrimp and the cilantro. Mix well, add salt to taste, and serve.
  4. Optionally you can top with some avocado.