This is so delicious, full of my favorite things! If you’re a seafood lover, then you will love this refreshing & healthy seafood cocktail. When I lived in Los Angeles you could order these in most Mexican restaurants, even the smallest of the Mexican restaurants served a seafood cocktail. You could request exactly what seafood you wanted in it (and more importantly, what you didn’t want in it).
The following recipe is just a basic guideline. You don’t have to add in the oysters or clams… or you could add some scallops or mussels. Just depends on what you like!
This recipe serves 4.
2 cups Clamato Juice (or use 1 1/2 cups Tomato Juice with 1/2 cup Clam Juice)
1/3 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp Tabasco, or more if you like it spicy!
1 tsp Kosher Salt, to taste
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
1/2 cup White Onion, or Scallions, finely chopped
1/2 lb cooked small Shrimp, cleaned, with shell and tail off
1/2 lb lump Crab Meat, picked and cleaned (I used King Crab)
8 raw oysters
8 cooked clams (shells removed)
1 Avocado, cut into small chunks
Chill 4 serving glasses/dishes.
Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl, except the seafood and the avocado.
Mix together well.
Add in the seafood and avocado and gently combine.
Divide equally among the 4 chilled dishes.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
I like it served with saltines or tortilla chips.