This delicious Mexican shrimp cocktail appetizer is always a huge hit with guests. For an incredible presentation, serve in a large margarita glass on a plate, surrounded by nachos.
Although Cinco de Mayo isn’t really a traditional holiday of Mexico, today it is widely celebrated in the United States and is an excellent excuse to enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks.
This is the best Campechana recipe (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail) and it uses 901 Silver Tequila to give it an amazing kick.
Created by Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham in Denver, it is the perfect addition to any Cinco de Mayo celebration.
The recipe for 901 Silver Tequila took more than three generations to perfect and it is DELICIOUS!!!
The recipe was crafted by Don Enrique and he handed it down to his son, Don Frederico, and then passed it down to his sons Federico and Carlos, who modernized it into the tequila that is 901 Silver Tequila today.
Perfect for the summer months and to really wow people at your next get together – try it!
I’m not really even a fan of tequila in general, but I’m telling you – you don’t have to be in order to enjoy this Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe.
How to Make Shrimp Campechanas
Have you ever had a craving for something and couldn’t come up with what it was? This is usually the case when I have an intense hankering for Mexican food.
It can be anything from tacos to enchiladas to tamales, but my mouth just craves that south of the border taste! Lucky for us, there are so many ways to make delicious Mexican dishes without having to go out for them.
One dish in particular is Shrimp & Avocado Campechana. The best part about this recipe is that it’s really easy to make at home!
1 cup of 901 Silver Tequila, plus 2 tbsp reserved 1 pound of medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 can of san marzano whole peeled tomatoes, drained ¼ cup of tomato paste Juice of two limes plus 1 cup of lime juice (for poaching) 1 small sweet onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp of fresh basil 1 cup of cilantro 1 small cucumber, seedless or seeded, peeled and roughly diced 1 small Serrano chile, seeded and stem removed 5 tbsp of salt 1 tbsp of prepared horseradish ½ cup of Spanish olives, pitted 1 tsp of finely ground pepper 1 large avocado, diced 1 cup of fresh grape or cherry tomatoes, diced or quartered. * optional, add ½ c of Chile Sauce in lieu of tomato paste
Add salt, lime juice, water and 901 Silver Tequila to a large pot and bring to a low boil.
Toss in shrimp and remove from heat.
Allow to poach gently, 4 minutes or until pink and cooked through.
Remove shrimp from water and set aside to cool.
Combine tomatoes, paste, lime juice, onion, garlic, serrano, cucumber, basil and cilantro, olives and 3 tbsp salt, pepper and horseradish to a food processor and pulse gently until incorporated.
Once Shrimp have cooled toss in with the tomato mixture.
Slowly add in the Avocado, fresh chopped tomato and add to a cocktail glass such as a Martini or Wine Glass.
Drizzle with 901 Silver Tequila.
Serve with homemade tortilla chips or make it a centerpiece by placing in a jumbo margarita glass centered on a large nacho platter.
If you’re a big fan of seafood, try mixing in crab, octopus, oyster – you name it!
More Mexican Recipes right here on our blog:
- Easy Homemade Churro Recipe with a Hint of Chocolate
- Forget the beer, try Margarita Battered Shrimp Tacos instead!
Thank you to 901 Silver Tequila for providing this recipe and a product sample.