Tropical Shrimp Cocktail
Forget traditional cocktail sauce. These are full of tangy mango, delicate shrimp, and hold a tangy, spicy surprise."Excelllent! Really went over big with the crowd. Tripled the recipe and still came out great! I added thin slices of avacado to the top for a little pizzaz." - pegleg13
Yield: 6 Ready in 20 minutes
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Tropical Shrimp Cocktail Preparation
Thaw the shrimp if needed but keep chilled. Cut the flesh from the mangos and dice into 1/2 inch cubes. Similarly dice the melon. Cut up and seed the tomato then dice it as well. Finely shred the lettuce.
In a large glass or clear bowl build the cocktail. Start with a bed of lettuce, Then scatter layers of shrimp, mango, melon, and tomato as you fill the glass. Every couple of layers drizzle some of the sweet chilli sauce and some lime juice over the mixture.
Decorate with a few leaves of cilantro before serving. Sometimes I rim the glass with a mixture of salt and powdered red chilies. You can also sprinkle some Mexican "Acidito" (a mixture of salt, chili, and citric acid) over the top if you like.
Each (app 1 cup) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 128, FatCals: 8, TotFat: 1g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 0g
Chol: 74mg, Na: 242mg, K: 483mg
TotCarbs: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 18g
NetCarbs: 20g, Protein: 9g
Thai Sweet Chilli sauce is kind of a cross between Chinese sweet &sour and a Hot pepper sauce. Don't try and substitute seafood cocktail sauce or any ketchup based concoction. It just won't work. Take the effort to find the right stuff, it will be worth it.
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