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Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers by 2sistersrecipes.com

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This Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers makes a delicious appetizer.  An easy recipe for a shrimp cocktail is made with frozen shrimp that’s blanched and marinated with a wonderful combination of flavors infused with jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and lime juice.  The jalapeno peppers add enough heat to the shrimp making them addicting and giving this shrimp dish such an incredible aromatic taste with a kick!

 

Summer is about enjoying the outdoors and entertaining!

We love serving shrimp cocktails from time to time and this one is fantastic!  We adore so many shrimp recipes including our  Shrimp Cocktail with Vodka Sauce

Only this time, we think this shrimp cocktail with jalapeno peppers happens to be one of the best shrimp cocktails we have ever served.  Why?

Well, for one thing, the taste is amazingly fresh!  The lime juice along with the cilantro gives a 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! 

 

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers

 

Your family and friends will go BONKERS over this shrimp cocktail with jalapeno peppers!

In order to speed up the time to make this dish, we bought the already cleaned and deveined 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 also bought and prefer the brand 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 aisle or pickled in the International section at your local supermarket.

 

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

Whether you’re 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 it’s fun to watch how it disappears in no time!  My dear friend Sue was so nice to share her recipe with us, and we are so grateful. 

 

 

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers: 

*You can follow along below or jump down to the bottom for our full recipe card!

You will need the following ingredients:

 Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers:

  • 2 pounds (32-ounces) of frozen large, peeled, and deveined shrimp

  • 1 (7-ounces) can of pickled whole Jalapenos

  • 1/3 cup of pickled liquid from the Jalapenos

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/3 cup minced fresh Cilantro, and extra to taste

  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion

  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, and extra to taste

Ingredients for the shrimp cocktail by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

 

Directions to make Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapenos:

1.  First: remove the frozen shrimp from its packaging and place them into a bowl or colander.  Transfer to your kitchen sink.  Run cold water over them for a few minutes until they thaw.  They will thaw in a few minutes. 

2.  On the stovetop, place shrimp in a large pot with water enough to cover the shrimp.  Add a pinch of salt to the water.  Bring water ONLY to a boil.  Then turn off the heat.

 

Shrimp in boiling water in a large pot on stove top. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

3.  Cover and immediately remove from heat.  Set aside for 1 minute.
4.  Drain and rinse the shrimp under COLD water to stop the cooking.

Cooked shrimp under running water. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

5.  Cut the Jalapeno peppers in half, lengthwise.  Add the pickled juice, cilantro, lime juice, red onion, and salt.

 

 

A white bowl with sliced jalapeno peppers marinating with cilantro. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

6.  Then transfer the Jalapeno peppers mixture in a large bowl with the shrimp (or in a sealed plastic container).  Toss until all the shrimp are well coated.   Cover and refrigerate to marinate for a few hours before serving.
7.  Serve chilled.  

shrimp cocktail in a plastic container to marinate. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Notes and Tips…

  • We prefer the brand of La Costena over any other for the pickled jalapeno peppers.  They are of better quality. 

  • These are spicy shrimps, if you prefer a more mild flavor of heat, then we recommend reducing the pickle juice to 1/4 cup. 

  • Don’t have a red onion?  No worries, you can omit it.  I added some to sweetened the pickled juice. 

 

… THANKS for PINNING!

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers by 2sistersrecipes.com

Yield: 8 to 10

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers by 2sistersrecipes.com

Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno Peppers makes a delicious appetizer. An easy recipe for a shrimp cocktail! The jalapeno peppers add enough heat to the shrimp making them addicting and giving this shrimp dish such an incredible aromatic taste with a kick!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (32-ounces) of frozen large, peeled, and deveined shrimp
  • 1 (7-ounces) can of pickled whole Jalapenos
  • 1/3 cup of pickled liquid from the Jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, plus extra to taste

Instructions

    First, remove the frozen shrimp from its packaging and place them into a bowl or colander.  Transfer to your kitchen sink and run cold water over them for a few minutes until they thaw.  They will thaw in a few minutes. 

  1. On the stovetop, place shrimp in a large pot with water enough to cover the shrimp.
  2. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Bring water ONLY to a boil. Then turn off the heat.
  3. Cover and immediately remove from heat. Set aside for 1 minute.
  4. Drain and rinse the shrimp under COLD water to stop the cooking.
  5. Cut the Jalapeno peppers in half, lengthwise. In a small bowl, add the pickled juice, cilantro, lime juice, sliced red onion, sliced jalapenos, and salt.
  6. Transfer the Jalapeno peppers mixture to a large bowl with the shrimp or a sealed plastic container. Toss until all the shrimp are well coated.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to marinate before serving. Serve chilled.
  8. Serves many.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 to 10 servings

Serving Size:

1 servings ( 4 shrimps)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 1.6gCarbohydrates: 1.1gFiber: .1gSugar: .1gProtein: 18.6g

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This recipe was first posted back in June of 2015.  Most of the photos and content have been updated along with the recipe. 

Happy and Healthy Cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

xo Anna and Liz

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    annaliz
    June 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you Cali! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    annaliz
    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!

  • Reply
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    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!!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      April 29, 2014 at 1:41 am

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

  • Reply
    scrambledhenfruit
    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      annaliz
      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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