Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Frugal Foods

Frugal Foods

For my first recipe in the Frugal Foods series, I’m sharing one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of Mr Marine’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the marks perfectly. I picked it up while living in Mexico. It’s typical street food, but it’s something that I’ve learned how to make better at home.

It’s a perfect summer dish: it’s light, served cold, and doesn’t require any use of the oven. It’s almost like a gaspacho, but even better. 🙂

Coctel de Camaron

Coctel de Camaron

Serves 2, $3/person

4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced

1 small white onion, diced

2 jalapeños, diced

1 cup cooked, peeled shrimp

Juice of 2-3 limes

2 cups ketchup

Handful of cilantro, minced

Dash of hot sauce (I prefer salsa Valentina if you can find it)

Club crackers

1. If you buy frozen pre-cooked shrimp, put them in a bowl with lukewarm water. Change the water every couple of minutes until they no longer make the water colder.

2. Chop up all your ingredients and mic together. Add salt to taste. Can keep in the fridge covered in plastic wrap to serve later if need be. Serve with club crackers. *Double the recipe and have leftovers for lunch the next day*

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