Now that the weather is heating up outside, many Texas will be looking for light tasty appetizers and meals to cook that do not require a lot of fuss. A shrimp cocktail is the perfect treat for sizzling days, and it goes great with a frozen skinny margarita or your favorite frosty Texas beer. The freshness of the lime and the creaminess of the avocado in this recipe make it the perfect starter for your southwest feast, or a meal in itself.
1 pound pre-cooked shrimp
½ cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno diced (take seeds out if preferred)
3 Roma tomatoes
1 jar of your favorite brand of cocktail sauce (12 ounce)
2 ripened avocados
Add salt to taste
First prep all of your ingredients that must be diced and chopped: the onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno. Place all of these items into a bowl, squeeze the lime juice from the lime over it, and add a dash of salt. Once this is completed add the entire jar of cocktail sauce and mix it in. Next, cut your pre cooked shrimp into decent sized chunks and fold them into your bowl with the other ingredients. Lastly, chill the entire bowl in the fridge until ready to serve, and right before serving cut up your ripe avocado and add over the top of mixture. This can be served in a large bowl to share from with tortilla chips, or to make it appear more posh; scoop into salted margaritas glasses with a slice of lime on the side.
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