Acapulco-Style Shrimp Cocktail

For this month's Chef Spotlight Dinner where we are highlighting Chef Rick Bayless, my friend Yumi prepared this dish. It's a great starter that's refreshing and perfect for the spring and summer months!
Acapulco-Style Shrimp Cocktail
recipe from Rick Bayless
1 pound cooked shrimp
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup ketchup
1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce (Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce is delicious here)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 small white onion, finely diced
1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro, plus a few springs for garnish
1 ripe avocado

Place the shrimp in a large bowl and add the lime juice. Measure in the ketchup, hot sauce, Worcestershire, onion and cilantro. Mix well.

Cut the avocado in half, running a knife around the pit from stem to blossom end and back again. Twist the two sides apart and scoop out the pit. Scoop each half out onto your cutting board, cut gently into small cubes, then scoop the avocado on top of the shrimp mixture. Carefully fold in the avocado, then divide the mixture between 4 to 6 serving dishes (martini glasses make a dressy presentation). Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and prepare for a taste of beach-side dining.


  1. I'm putting this on my list to try, it reminds me of our honeymoon to Mexico!

  2. That looks good! I like the combo of the juicy shrimp and the creamy avocado.

  3. I've seen this on Frontera Grill's recipe page - I just can't get over the ketchup ingredient - could you taste the ketchup that much??