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Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail

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Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 10
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Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail

Spice up simple shrimp cocktail with a relish that has a bit of a kick.

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb cooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
large avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1
medium cucumber, peeled, diced
3/4
cup finely chopped red onion
3/4
cup sliced green onions (12 medium)
2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1
serrano chile, seeded, chopped
1/2
cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
3/4
cup ketchup
1/2
cup Bloody Mary mix
1/3
cup seasoned tomato-clam cocktail
1/3
cup fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
Few drops red pepper sauce, if desired
Saltine crackers, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, place shrimp, avocado, cucumber, onions, tomatoes, chile and cilantro; toss gently to mix.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients except crackers until blended. Pour over shrimp mixture, stirring to mix.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to marinate. Spoon 3/4 cup shrimp mixture into each of 10 glasses. Serve with saltine crackers.
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Step By Step  

Party Eats For Hot Days

As prepared by S Caron,

When you invited your friends over, fixing a summer meal sounded like a breeze.


But now that the actual day has arrived, the air is hot and sticky. And that cool breeze? It’s been replaced by an uncomfortably warm one. Can you say nightmare?

The last thing you want to do is cook. And canceling is out of the question. So, what do you do?

As impossible as it may feel at first, hosting a dinner party on a hot day is totally doable. You just need to choose the right summer meal to help keep your cool.

ceviche-style shrimp cocktail

Start with a cool appetizer like Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail or Gingered Fresh Fruit Salad.

Plan a simple main course. Something like Grilled Italian Chicken Salad is perfect. But if it’s really, truly too hot even to grill, substitute rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Or something like Grilled Hamburger Steaks with Roasted Onions is a good choice too.

Have your guests bring side dishes. Often times, people will offer to bring something. Say yes, and suggest they bring something to have with your main dish. If, for whatever reason, they don’t offer, go cool … crisp veggies and hummus. A salad with burgers. Or just some perfect sliced bread with salad.



Finally, for dessert, take advantage of the season. Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes would be a nice ending to a good summer meal with friends.

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Tips  

Saltine crackers are a typical accompaniment to this Latin-American inspired appetizer, but oyster crackers could be used as well.

Since this appetizer needs to marinate to fully develop its flavors, it's a great recipe to do ahead.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
12g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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