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Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail

Portions: 6 Serving Size: 1/3 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Liquid


1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons low-sodium ketchup
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup red onion, sliced very thin
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 serrano or jalapeno chili pepper, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Combine lime and lemon juice, garlic, ketchup, hot sauce and oregano in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat, add shrimp and cook 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp turns orange. Remove from heat, place in a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare onion, cilantro, cucumber and chili pepper. Add vegetables and olive oil to cooled shrimp mixture and stir to mix. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Divide shrimp into six cocktail dishes or wine glasses. Pour 2 tablespoons liquid over each cocktail. Garnish with lemon or lime slice and cilantro before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Frozen shrimp can be substituted for fresh shrimp.
  • Wear rubber gloves when mincing hot chili pepper to prevent irritation to hands and eyes.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 138
  • Protein 16 g
  • Carbohydrates 5 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Potassium 228 mg
  • Phosphorus 166 mg
  • Calcium 48 mg
  • Fiber 0.4 g