It's early June, but it's already hot as an oven here in central Texas, with afternoon temperatures soaring to near 100 degrees already -- and Summer is just getting started! All I can think about is having plenty of ice-c0ld beverages and refreshing dishes on hand to combat the brutal heat. Today, I'm sharing a recipe for Zesty Tex-Mex Shrimp Cocktail. It's super simple to whip up a batch of this appetizer or light lunch/dinner in no time. It's one of the most popular recipes ever shared here, so I wanted to share it again now that cookout season is in full swing. Because it's served chilled, it's perfect for keeping cool on a hot Summer days. If you've never tasted Mexican-style shrimp cocktail (aka coctel del camarones), it's a bit different from the American-style shrimp cocktail you may be used to.
This Zesty Tex-Mex Shrimp Cocktail is my personal spin on a dish that has a zillion different variations. My homemade cocktail sauce is flavored with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice juice, and smoky chipotle hot sauce. In addition to chopped boiled shrimp, it contains lots of diced ripe avocado and chunky pico de gallo. The entire dish comes together in about 20 minutes, then it chills in the fridge until you're ready to serve. See Easy! I love to serve this fun appetizer well chilled in two large margarita glasses, with lots of crispy tortilla chips for dipping. Everyone who tastes this appetizer goes crazy for it!