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A Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is what we always enjoyed when visiting Acapulco. A beach location located in the coast of Guerrero. This has been for many generations the quintessential holiday destination for domestic and international travel. As a family we were used to visit Acapulco many times during the year. In my twenties and thirties Acapulco was the best weekend holiday with my friends too. I have wonderful memories from my time spent in the sunny beaches of Acapulco and all the delicious food from the state of Guerrero.
And inspired on those flavors from Acapulco, I am showing you my own interpretation of the Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, also known as “Coctel de Mariscos Acapulco“. Traditionally, this cocktail is served in a large cup “tongolele” and you can order it with only shrimps, combined with oysters, scallops, conch or abalone.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
- 1 pound of cooked peeled and deveined shrimps
- 2 cups of fresh pico de gallo
- 1 cup of ketchup
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1/3 cup of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sazon latino (cumin salt, oregano and pepper)
- 1 in avocado cutslices
- 1 cup of aurugula leafs
- Combine the shrimps with the pico de gallo in a bowl and refrigerate.
- Make the Mexican cocktail sauce mixing the ketchup, the orange and lime juice, the hot sauce, the sazon latino and the olive oil. Use a whisk to incorporate all ingredients together.
- In a nice cocktail cup add the shrimps with the pico de gallo and then top with the Mexican cocktail sauce.
- Garnish with avocado slices, arugula and saltines.
- Pair this appetizer with Sutter Home Chardonnay and enjoy!
The combination is absolutely delicious. The main ingredients for this cocktail are fresh seafood and a tomato cocktail sauce made with cold orange soda (which I am replacing with fresh orange juice), tomato ketchup, hot sauce, lime juice and spices. Then topped with avocado and pico de gallo salsa and served with saltines. Watch the video to learn how to make this shrimp cocktail.
This cocktail is a perfect appetizer to start a special dinner with a wine pairing. That is why I am suggesting to enjoy this appetizer with a glass of chilled Sutter Home Chardonnay. The crisp flavor of the chardonnay with citrus notes goes very nicely with the Mexican Shrimp Cocktail enhancing the sybaritic experience.
Sutter Home is the perfect wine to bring people together and make them feel at home with special flavors and dishes that are inspired in my Mexican heritage and culinary culture. There is no doubt that Sutter Home wines are a delicious pairing for entertaining at home this summer and get ready to uncork the moments.
I like Sutter Home wines because they have been in the market for more than sixty years. These wines are produced in California and have received over 350 medals. Aside from the fact that Sutter Home wines are affordable and deliver consistent product quality and superior value.
You can find Sutter Home wines nationwide and the varietals include: White Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Moscato, Pink Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sweet Red, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Moscato, Red Blend and Sangria. Something for every taste.
There is no doubt that Sutter Home wines are the perfect choice for all my summer entertaining needs. Since they make everyday occassions more special. Because I can organize wine tastings with friends, prepare cocktails for girls night in, and pair the wide range of wine varietals with my favorite dishes, like this flavorful and refreshing Mexican Shrimp Cocktail.
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Enjoy your wine with moderation and do not drink and drive.