Spice up your next party with Southampton Home's Recipe for Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp Cocktail. Our recipe is meant to be an appetizer or actually a premium cocktail for the modern foodie.
Let's get started with a recipe which will become a party favorite.
2 Pounds Raw Medium Shrimp
1 Lemon Sliced
1 Bottle Beer (Shiner Bock for the True Texans)
1 64 ounce Clamato (or V-8)
1 Tablespoon Tabasco
8 Green Onions
2 Avocado's Diced to 1/2" pieces
2 Large Cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and then diced to 1/2' pieces
4 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
6 Limes Juiced (3/4 Cup of Juice)
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt.
We start with 2 pounds of raw medium size shrimp. Pre-cooked shrimp will not give you the robust flavor or having an anyone coming back for more. In a 6 quart sauce pot, add 4 quarts of water, the sliced lemon, and the beer and bring to boil on high heat. Add the shrimp when pot comes to boil and cook until the shrimp float to the surface. The shrimp will be done.
Strain the shrimp into 6 quart container which can be refrigerated or used as the serving dish. Mix all other ingredients in with the shrimp, chill, and you are ready to serve.
Want to turn your shrimp cocktail into a real cocktail? Just add tequila and Vodka for the perfect Shrimp Cocktail. The Juice is amazing and makes a great starter to your party as an appetizer or specialty drink. Your Guest will be talking about your event for many years to come when served in the copper shot glasses, which of course are great party favors.