Cal-Nevada Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time: 15 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 260
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 230mg
Sodium 773mg
Total Carbs 15g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g
Potassium 599mg

Vitamin A 602 IU; Vitamin C 17 mg; Calcium 102 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 50 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

A classic Nevada casino shrimp cocktail with a California twist. This delicious cocktail is an excellent source of vitamin C (30% DV), vitamin K (20% DV), along with a good source  of potassium (17% DV), dietary fiber (16% DV), iron (15% DV), vitamin A (10% DV), calcium (10% DV), and folate (10% DV). 

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Serves: 4

1 small lemon 1/2 cup ketchup 2 Tbsp. horseradish, extra hot if desired 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. your favorite hot sauce, or more to taste 1/8 tsp. grated fresh ginger, optional 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup diced celery 24 large (21 to 25 count per pound), cooked shrimp with tails
  1. Make homemade cocktail sauce by cutting ends off the lemon and squeezing juice from ends into a bowl. (Reserve remaining lemon.) Stir in ketchup, horseradish, hot sauce and ginger (if using).
  2. In large martini or other cocktail glasses place a few cubes of avocado and half the celery. Spoon cocktail sauce on top, then remaining avocado and celery
  3. Hang 6 shrimp over the edge of each glass.
  4. Cut remaining lemon into 4 wedges and garnish each avocado shrimp cocktail. Serve.

Serving Suggestion

Try with crab also.

Beverage Pairing


Nutrition Attributes Highlights

Trans Fat Free

Good Source of Vitamin A (10% DV), Calcium (10% DV), Iron (15%DV), Dietary Fiber (16% DV), Potassium (17% DV), Folate (10% DV)

Excellent Source of Vitamin C (30% DV), Vitamin K (20% DV)

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

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As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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