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  1. Abby

    This recipe is the best. I’ve been making it for years now.


  2. Dana Sumner

    I’ve made this recipe several times and my husband and I absolutely love it. I double the recipe so that we can eat a couple of meals off of it.


  3. Sophia Clavery

    My husband & I love this shrimp cocktail recipe!!! I double or triple it for parties and everyone loves it!


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  5. Jennifer

    2nd time I’ve made this and it’s amazing


  6. Yanet

    Does anyone know approximately how many calories a serving has?

  7. Katherine

    I’ll be adding this dish on Saturday, 10/21 for my Mexican birthday bash. I’ll use wild WA frozen shrimp and incorporate water from thawing; Tapatio, peeled organic Roma tomatoes (I boil for one minute then ice water-cuts the acid too) celery with leaves! english cucumber, roasted jalepenos, cilantro with young stems, red onion (I soak in water then dry), avo, splash of clamata & pink hyacinth salt. Wish me luck! Having 50 people.

  8. Don

    Don’t use fresh farm shrimp!

  9. Jessica Shaffer

    Amazing. My husband loved it. Definitely a keeper to make many more times. Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Valerie

    The best! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!!!!

  11. Joan

    Took me straight to BAJA!!! OMG, love, love love this!

  12. Mira da

    I use Clamato and a little ketchup! Instead of the shrimp water :)

  13. Mary

    HI Elise, I’m wondering if I can combine all ingredients (with the exception of shrimp and avocado) one day ahead of time, then mix in the shrimp and avocado right before serving? I’m making this for a crowd… serving in 5 oz cups at a happy hour.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Mary, great question. I’m thinking that the acid in the lime juice and tomatoes will be fine with the onions (they’ll pickle them a bit) but would probably make the cucumbers a bit limp. But you don’t really know until you try it. If you do, please let us know how it turns out for you!

  14. Michelle

    Making this again…and then again….and again…..

  15. Peggy

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet (but it’s definitely on my list), but I’m thinking that perhaps a spicy bloody Mary mix might be good as part of the liquid.

  16. Robert

    Thanks Elise. I’ll be trying it tonight. I’m doubling up the recipe and just use 1 pound of crab instead. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for making it a little easier for a guy to look like he knows what he’s doing in the kitchen.

  17. Robert

    Hey Elise, how do you think this dish would taste if I added some crab to it? And how much would you recommend to use with the 1 pound of shrimp?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Robert, I think it would be great with crab. Your guess is as good as mine as to the amount!

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