Jalisco style shrimp cocktail

Jalisco style shrimp cocktail

Jalisco style shrimp cocktail is one of those dishes that should not be missing on your table if you are a lover of good food and Mexican cuisine!

This dish is tasty, nutritious and very easy to make and we want you to stay and prepare this practical and simple recipe!


  • 600 gr of medium raw shrimps without head
  • 3 liters of water
  • ½ onion for the broth
  • 1 finely chopped onion to prepare the cocktail
  • 1 tomato cut in half for the broth
  • 3 finely chopped tomatoes for the cocktail
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large peeled garlic
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup ketchup sauce
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Diced avocado
  • Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Tostadas to serve


  1. Wash, peel and devein the shrimp with a knife or skewer, reserving the shells.
  2. Heat 3 liters of water in a medium saucepan over high heat, then add ½ onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 celery sticks chopped, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tomato cut in half and the shrimp shells.
  3. Once the mixture boils, put the lid on the pot and let it sit for 3 minutes, then remove the ingredients with the help of a spoon and a strainer.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pot, place the lid on the pot and let the shrimp cook on high heat for 2 minutes, then remove the shrimp from the broth and let them cool in a saucepan for 10 minutes.
  5. In a medium glass, add the finely chopped shrimp, onion, cilantro, cucumber and tomato, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  6. Finally add the broth from cooking the shrimp and vegetables, ketchup to your Jalisco shrimp cocktail and mix carefully with a spoon.

You can optionally add half an avocado chopped in cubes and hot sauce to your cocktail. Once you do it, adjust the flavor.


  • Do not overcook the shrimp, remember that on high heat it should be 2 minutes at the most. We don’t want hard or chewy shrimp.
  • This delicious shrimp cocktail Jalisco style can be served with some good toast or crackers. Remember that you can also adjust the flavor by adding more salt and black pepper to taste.
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