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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail



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1/2 lb. medium size shrimp, cooked, shells and tails off
2 large ripe, firm avocados from Mexico, peeled and cubed
1 recipe chipotle cocktail sauce
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1 serrano chile, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 cup finely shredded lettuce
1 lime, cut into wedges
4 chilled martini glasses
1 cup Heinz ketchup
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 - 2 whole chipotle chiles
1 small garlic clove
1 tsp. cayenne pepper sauce
1/8 tsp. black pepper


  1. 1
    Make sauce by chopping chipotle chiles with garlic and salt until there is a smooth paste.
  2. 2
    Place ketchup, lime juice, cayenne pepper sauce and black pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  3. 3
    Add chipotle puree and stir with a whisk to blend well.
  4. 4
    Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to let flavors develop before using.
  5. 5
    Divide shredded lettuce in the martini glasses and add a lime wedge to the rim.
  6. 6
    Place the remaining ingredients in the sauce and stir to coat well.
  7. 7
    Pile cocktail mixture on top of the shredded lettuce in each martini glass.
  8. 8
    Serve with crisp tortilla chips or saltine crackers.


Author: Chef Tudie Frank-Johnson Cozymel’s Mexican Grill

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