Appetizers/ Seafood Recipes

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers

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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-Peasy!

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.

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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.
Serve chilled.  Serves many.


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  • Reply
    April 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    This is a great summer recipe! Even better because it's mostly things I always have on hand. (even the costco shrimp!) I'm not a cocktail sauce fan, so I love the added flavor from the jalapenos. 🙂

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      April 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks, we do too! My sister Liz is a big Costco fan and makes this shrimp cocktail all spring and summer long. Everyone goes crazy for it. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving the lovely comment!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    April 29, 2014 at 1:26 am

    What a simple yet wonderful combination of flavors here! I would never have thought to combine jalapenos with shrimp; love this!!

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      April 29, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Because it is so simple makes this dish even more amazing.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I am into the shrimp right now – love a little heat in there – wonderful recipe 🙂

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    June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    This is a perfect little appetizer for the summer – it is a winner every time we make it – enjoy!

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    Cali @ Cali's Cuisine
    June 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Shrimp is always perfect in the summer because it isn't too heavy on the stomach AND you don't have to turn on the oven to heat your house. Love the addition of jalapenos. Well done!

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    June 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you Cali! Have a great day!

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