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Cóctel de Camarones or Colombian-Style Shrimp Cocktail is one of my sister’s favorite appetizers. I have fantastic memories of the food I grew up with and this shrimp cocktail is one of them because of my close relationship with my sister. In my last trip to Colombia every time we went out to eat she always asked for the same appetizer and we shared it, just like when we were little girls. This is a great way to cook, a simple, quick and elegant appetizer for your friends. Keep this Coctel de Camarones refrigerated until ready to serve.
1 pound large cooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper to your taste
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
¼ teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
Olive oil, for drizzling
In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, red onion, lime juice, hot sauce, olive oil and parsley.
Add the cooked shrimp and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
Serve with Saltine crackers or patacones and garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro.
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