Shrimp Cocktail

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

  • About

Light, beautiful, and classic, this appetizer has always been at the top of the list of my summer repertoire. The creaminess of the avocado, the silkiness of the colorful sauce, and the freshly caught and lightly cooked shrimp, all contribute to the pleasurable experience of enjoying this easy to make dish.


  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 4 shrimp with heads (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wash the shrimp under cold running water. Peel and discard the peels.
  2. Make a cut along the back of the shrimp to discard the veins by pulling them out with the tip of a knife. Wash again.
  3. Bring a pan of water with salt to a boil over medium heat. Add the shrimp (including the whole ones), turn the heat to medium low, and simmer for 3 minutes or unti