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Willamette Valley Kitchen Co.

Coctel de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail)

with Amy Church

$10

I've scheduled this one for August in the hopes that it will be really hot outside. You see, we don't have AC at my house and I really dislike the heat. This is my absolute #1 favorite go-to meal to make when the heat is too much to bear. It is so refreshing and I really do think it's true that eating spicy foods cools you off. Don't worry, though - you can adjust the spice to your own taste.

The only cooking required is a very quick poaching of the shrimp - in fact, you could even get pre-cooked shrimp and not have to turn on the stove at all!

If you've never tried Coctel de Camarón, you're in for a treat! It is savory, tangy, spicy with a hint of sweetness - it really hits all the taste buds. Unlike American shrimp cocktail, the seafood is stirred into the delicious tomato-based salsa full of fresh, crunchy vegetables, which really allows all the flavors to combine nicely. It's almost more like a gazpacho than a cocktail. Garnished with rich avocado and served with tortilla chips or soda crackers - wow, my mouth is watering just typing this description! It's the perfect light meal paired with an ice-cold cerveza - I can't wait! 

**Please note: I taught a version of this recipe way back in 2016 in a class titled "Cool Kitchen Dinners". This recipe will be similar but not exactly the same. I like to give folks a heads-up so they don't accidentally repeat without realizing it.

  • Aug 13th, 2020
    from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Will run

Virtual Class

(503) 363-1612

333 Chemeketa St NE
Salem, OR 97301 Get directions

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