Wednesday, June 26, 2013

El Coctel de Shrimpo

This shrimp cocktail is going around in the foodosphere. Originally developed by Elise at SimplyRecipes, it's a Mexican-style version that won't have you feeling like one of those insufferable old preppies in the trousers embroidered with whales.

No, it's more like a chunky shrimp gazpacho, with avocado, pieces of tomato (and juice), onion, cucumber and hot sauce. Cilantro! Elise added ketchup to hers, but man, I just couldn't go there.

I'd say it's well suited to infinite variation and improvising. A little celery? Go for it. Some ground cumin, because that's the way you roll? Roll on.

It's so summery. And with occasional ad libs now and then, I think I'd like to have some all summer long.

Hasta la vista, baby!


Greg said...

Trousers with whales?! Sounds like my style. I will look at the thrift store. The shrimpo looks goodo! :)

Aimee said...

When Mexicans make it in Mexico, they absolutely DO use ketchup. I find that without a little ketchup, it doesn't taste right. Just my two cents.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg, did you click on the link? We can't be friends if you wear them.

Aimee: OMG. Fantastic! Thank you for educating me. I haven't tasted a Coctel de camaromes auténtico, apparently, so I didn't know the flavor profile to aim for. Thanks a lot; I'll def try it next time.
And, wouldn't you know Elise always gets it right?

Greg said...

I did :) Are you familiar with Macklemore Thrift Shop? I wear your grandads clothes...I look incredible, from the thrift store down the road.This is freaking awesome.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I've heard of it but never been. Thanks for the tip!
BTW, my grandfather was a cobbler, and a really little man. You must be wearing somebody else's grandfather's clothes. :)

Zoomie said...

Sounds really interesting. Kudos to Elise for freshening a classic. I'm sure My Beloved's father had, and wore proudly, a pair of whale pants. But he wasn't insufferable. Just fashion-challenged.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: I, myself, once owned a very Nantuckety belt with whales on it. But then, I AM insufferable. :)