Shrimp Cocktail in Pink Sauce

Shrimp Cocktail in Pink Sauce

Shrimp cocktail in pink sauce is a classic dish of Latin American cuisine, especially popular in countries like Mexico and Peru.  It consists of cooked shrimp served in a pink sauce based on ketchup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and other condiments, offering a delicious balance between sweet and spicy.  It is a refreshing and tasty starter, perfect for celebrations and special occasions.


For the shrimp cocktail:

• 500 grams of large shrimp, cooked and peeled

• 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

• 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped

• 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped

• 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

• Juice of 2 lemons

• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

• Salt and pepper to taste

• Iceberg lettuce or romaine lettuce to serve (optional)

For the pink sauce:

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise

• 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce (ketchup)

• 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce (optional, to add a spicy touch)

• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

• Juice of 1 lemon

• Salt and pepper to taste

Before making shrimp cocktail in pink sauce, make sure you have cooked shrimp and a pink sauce ready to mix.  Enjoy your cocktail!


• In a large bowl, combine the cooked and peeled shrimp with the lemon juice.  Let marinate for a few minutes while you prepare the sauce and vegetables.

• In another bowl, mix all the pink sauce ingredients: mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and horseradish sauce if you want a spicy touch.  Stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Adjust the amount of horseradish and lemon sauce according to your flavor preference.

• In the bowl with the marinated shrimp, add the chopped red onion, bell peppers, celery and cilantro.  Mix everything carefully.

• Add the pink sauce to the shrimp and vegetable mixture.  Stir well to make sure all the ingredients are coated with the sauce.

• Optionally, you can serve the shrimp cocktail in individual glasses on iceberg lettuce or romaine lettuce leaves for a more elegant presentation.

• Refrigerate the shrimp cocktail for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors can blend and cool properly.

Ready!  Now you have a delicious shrimp cocktail recipe in pink sauce to enjoy as an appetizer or starter.  You can decorate with lemon slices and fresh cilantro before serving.  Enjoy!


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