Shrimp Cocktail With Habanero Sauce

This Mexican shrimp cocktail is so delicious and flavorful. It has a spicy habanero sauce that will make your taste buds very happy! The Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe that I am about to share with you is one of my favorite dishes because it is easy to make but tastes incredible!

SERVINGS

4 people

COURSE

Drinks, Seafood

TOTAL TIME

42 mins

CUISINE

Mexico

– Rinse the shrimp in a colander under cool running water. Remove shrimp shell and tails. It is easier to peel the shrimp starting from the underside, by the swimming legs. The shells come off very easily that way.

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– With the help of a paring knife, devein the shrimp, making a shallow cut along the back of the shrimp. Remove the exposed vein and wipe knife blade with a paper towel.

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– Start boiling 6 cups of water in a large stock pot with ½ a medium onion, 1 bay leaf, and a small Thyme branch. Once it starts boiling, add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.

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– After 2 minutes, remove the pot from the heat, and move the shrimp into a colander to drain. Let the shrimp cool for at least ½ hour. Reserve about 1 ½ cup of the shrimp cooking broth. 

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– If you can’t wait to try the shrimp until they’re cooled, you can just eat them as a snack with lime and Habanero sauce!

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