• Preparation
    30 mins.
  • Cook Time
    6 mins.
  • Serves
  • Difficulty

Behind the Recipe

We were somewhere in Monterrey, Mexico.

I forget exactly where, but all the locals kept raving about their “Camarón a la parrilla.” The problem is, we don’t speak a lick of Spanish, but that day, we didn’t have to. When this beautifully plated grilled shrimp cocktail arrived at our table, the language barrier had broken down, and we learned that everyone speaks flavor.

A Mexican twist on a crowd favorite, this recipe’s sure to hit the spot every time. And even better, it’s a shrimp cocktail recipe that anyone can make. Treat yourself after a long day of work. You deserve it.



  • 2 cups of cleaned and deveined Shrimp
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  • Skewer shrimp.
  • Chop avocado, cucumber, cilantro, garlic.
  • Juice fresh lemons and limes.

Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat grill to 400 degrees.

  2. 2

    Grill shrimp for 3 minutes on each side.

  3. 3

    In a medium bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.

  4. 4

    When shrimp has cooled, toss shrimp with sauce.

  5. 5

    Let Stand for 20 mins.

  6. 6

    Serve in a cocktail glass, and enjoy!

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