Friday, November 27, 2009

Best appetizer ever

DH made this for our Thanksgiving before the turkey appetizer. Whoa it is good! A friend gave us the recipe and here goes:

1 cup roma tomatoes, chopped 1/4 inch
3 cup yellow onions, chopped 1/4 inch
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine

1/2 Tablespoon jalapeno pepper (no seeds or ribs) chopped fine
6 Tablespoons avocado, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
3/4 cup Heinz ketchup
2 teaspoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
1 tablespoon red tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon green tabasco sauce
3/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon Cajun Chef hot sauce
1/2 cup cold water.

Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and chill (overnight is fine). For each serving:

6 oz. cocktail sauce (above)
15 to 20 small to medium shrimp, peeled, boiled, and chilled
1 teaspoon blackening spice - add to desired flavor
1 lime wedge
1/2 ounce tequila (optional)
tortilla chips for dipping
2 sprigs cilantro, no stems

Place the sauce, shrimp blackening spice and tequila in a bartender's metal tumbler. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge in the tumbler and cover with a tight fitting lid. Shake like you are making a real martini. Pour into serving glass. Place the glass on a plate, surround with chips and serve with cilantro sprigs for a garnish. Yum yum.


  1. Yum!!!
    Now I make a mean Mexican Shrimp Cocktail by combining my homemade salsa with cocktail sauce avocado and shrimp....but the addition of tequila is BRILLIANT!
    Can't wait to try it!
    But your recipes have ALWAYS been worth trying!
    Keep cooking, Linda!
    Love you,
    Kathy for all the Wrights

    ps...have you read Emily's blog? It's adorable!