Shrimp season is here! Shrimp cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers makes a wonderful appetizer. An easy recipe for shrimp cocktail is made with already cooked shrimp that’s marinated with a wonderful combination of flavors infused by jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime juice. The jalapeno peppers adds enough heat to the shrimp making them addicting and giving this shrimp dish such an incredible aromatic taste with a kick!
We love serving shrimp cocktail from time to time and we think this happens to be one of the best shrimp cocktail we have ever served Why ?
Well, for one thing, the taste is amazingly fresh! The lime juice along with the cilantro give the fresh taste to the shrimp. Then it’s served ice cold! Best of all, we made it in less than 10 minutes! Making it ideal for busy people like me!
In order to speed up the time to make this dish, we bought the already cooked shrimp that comes frozen from Costco, bottled lime juice and fresh cilantro. Then marinate the shrimp in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Easy!
I bought La Costena green pickled Jalapeno peppers. These jalapeno peppers are known as Mexican hot peppers and boy they are HOT! And, they provide a great source of iron, magnesium and niacin, along with Vitamins A, C, K, B6 and folate. They can be found fresh in your produce isle or pickled in the International isle at your local supermarket.
Whether your having a small soiree or a large dinner party, this is a wonderful dish to serve friends and family anytime. Everyone will love the shrimp, and its fun to watch how it disappears in no time! My dear friend Sue was so nice to share her recipe with us. Thanks Sue!
You will need the following ingredients:
Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers
- 2 pounds of large, peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1 (7 ounce) can of pickled whole Jalapenos
- 1/4 cup of pickled liquid from the Jalapenos
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup minced fresh Cilantro
- 1/4 tsp. salt
On stove top, place shrimp in water enough to cover the shrimp.
Add a pinch of salt to the water.
Bring water ONLY to a boil. Then turn off.
Cover and immediately remove from heat.
Set aside for 1 minute.
Drain and rinse the shrimp under COLD water to stop the cooking.
Cut the Jalapeno peppers in half, lengthwise.
Add the pickled juice , cilantro, lime juice and salt.
Place Jalapeno peppers in a large bowl with the shrimp.
Toss until all the shrimp are well coated.
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.