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Title: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

User: nnss

Yield: 6 servings

Categories: mexican, appetizers, seafood

amount unit name
1 C water
1/3 C lime juice
1 ea clove garlic finely chopped
2 T salt
1 x pepper dash of
24 ea shrimp raw, *
1 ea avocado peeled and chopped
2 ea jalapeno chiles **
1/4 C tomato chopped
2 T onion chopped
2 T carrot finely chopped
2 T cilantro fresh, snipped
2 T vegetable or olive oil
1 1/2 C lettuce finely shredded
1 x lemon or lime wedges
2/3 cup. add shrimp. cover and simmer 3 minutes do not overcook.
immediately remove shrimp from liquid with slotted spoon place in
bowl of iced water. simmer liquid until reduced to 2 t cool. mix
reduced liquid, shrimp and remaing ingredients except shredded
lettuce and lemon wedges in a glass or plastic bowl. cover and
refrigerate at least 1 hour. just before serving place 1/4 cup
lettuce on each of 6 serving dishes. divide shrimp mixture among
dishes. garnish with lemon wedges.


* Shrimp should be peeled and deveined.
** Jalapeno Chiles should be seeded and finely chopped.
~-- Heat water, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper to boiling in a
4-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered until reduced to