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coctel de camarones

In the realm of gastronomy, the cornerstone of any exceptional Coctel de Camarones lies in its cocktail sauce, a harmonious blend of flavors that tantalize the palate. To create the quintessential sauce, we meticulously combine 1 cup of vibrant ketchup with the zesty essence of 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice. Adding a tantalizing kick, we introduce 2 tablespoons of hot sauce, infusing a fiery complexity that dances on the taste buds. To balance the heat, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce intertwines, enhancing depth and richness. For the daring connoisseur, a teaspoon of horseradish adds a subtle piquancy. Finally, seasoned with a delicate touch of salt and pepper, this sauce transforms into an irresistible elixir of flavor, elevating the entire experience of Coctel de Camarones.

Mastery in Preparation: The meticulous preparation of the shrimp is paramount, ensuring each succulent morsel embodies perfection. With a watchful eye, we immerse one pound of plump, succulent shrimp into a bubbling cauldron of salted water, allowing them to dance until they metamorphose into a blushing hue of pink, a testament to their readiness. Swiftly plucked from the depths of the boiling abyss, they are swiftly plunged into an icy embrace, halting the cooking process and preserving their tender succulence. Once cooled, they are delicately patted dry, ready to impart their oceanic essence to the Coctel de Camarones.

Harmonious Fusion of Ingredients: In crafting the symphony of flavors that characterizes Coctel de Camarones, we harmonize an ensemble of fresh ingredients, each contributing its unique melody to the culinary masterpiece. Fiery red onions, finely chopped, infuse a bold, piquant note, while crisp cucumbers, meticulously peeled and diced, offer a refreshing crispness. Ripe tomatoes, bursting with the essence of the sun, lend their vibrant hue and juicy sweetness, while fragrant cilantro adds an herbaceous flourish, invoking memories of sun-drenched gardens. For those seeking an indulgent twist, creamy avocado, diced to perfection, bestows a buttery richness, inviting decadence into every bite.

Presentation: A Feast for the Senses: Assembling the Coctel de Camarones is an artful endeavor, where each element is carefully arranged to entice both the eye and the palate. Gently tossing the shrimp and vegetables in the velvety embrace of the cocktail sauce, we ensure every ingredient is enrobed in a symphony of flavors. With precision and finesse, we portion the Coctel de Camarones into individual vessels, garnishing each with a vibrant lime wedge, a promise of the citrusy tang that awaits. Presented alongside golden tortilla chips or delicate saltine crackers, the Coctel de Camarones stands as a testament to culinary mastery, a feast for the senses that beckons the diner to indulge in its savory splendor.

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For the Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips or saltine crackers, for serving


  1. Prepare the Cocktail Sauce:
    • In a bowl, mix together ketchup, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cook the Shrimp:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them. Drain the shrimp and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Once cooled, drain again and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Prepare the Cocktail Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the cooked shrimp, chopped red onion, diced cucumber, diced tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. If using avocado, gently fold it in.
  4. Assemble the Cocktail:
    • Pour the cocktail sauce over the shrimp and vegetables. Gently toss to coat everything evenly.
  5. Serve:
    • Divide the coctel de camarones into individual serving glasses or bowls. Garnish with lime wedges.
    • Serve chilled, accompanied by tortilla chips or saltine crackers.

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