We're going to a surprise party tomorrow night that is a Mexican potluck. Since we're driving fairly far to get there, I wanted to bring something that transports easily. I did a search and came up with Terrytx's Mexican Shrimp Cocktail.
Personally, I don't eat shrimp. I've never bought or cooked them, but I thought the recipe sounded pretty simple and it is Maine shrimp season (99 cents a pound or something cheap like that).
So my question is, is it ok to use the Maine shrimp? They are not the big ones like the recipe calls for. They are tiny. Do I need to devein them? Do I still cook them for 2 to 3 minutes, or do I cook them less?
I have no idea how many people are going to be there. Think I should double the recipe? Also, what do you serve this with?
Thanks for your help!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers & Snacks Seafood
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
6 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Avocado slices, lime wedges, saltines,
Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.
Bring 6 cups water and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain shrimp, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
Stir together reserved liquid, ketchup, and next 3 ingredients. Stir in shrimp, tomato, and cilantro. Chill. Serve with avocado slices, lime wedges, and saltines, if desired.
Per serving: 172 cal. 2.1 g fat, 21.8 g pro, 17.8g carb, 154 mg chol, 795 mg sod.