Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ranch Recipe # 16 : Cinco de Mayo and Shrimp Campechana

One of my fondest memories of my late friend Lupita is the Shrimp Campechana she prepared for me for my birthday one year.


We sat outside on her beautiful patio that evening and drank an iced cold Tecate Light beer, frosty and cold in its long neck bottle, rimmed in salt with a Mexican lime wedge peeking out of the top.

She served Shrimp Campechana and saltines , and along with another friend, we visited and laughed all evening. 

It was one of those perfect moments in time; I miss her so. 

Shrimp Campechana

In honor of Cinco de Mayo , friendship, and Ranch Recipes all rolled into one,
Here is Lupita’s recipe for 

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Shrimp Campechana
Ranch Recipe -Shrimp Campechana is a Mexican style shrimp cocktail.
  • 1 1/2 pounds boiled, deveined and chilled shrimp
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1 cup chili -cocktail sauce
  • 8 small squeezed juice from Mexican limes
  • to taste pico de gallo
  • 2 avocados - peeled & cut
*Boil , de-vein, and chill 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp *In a bowl, mix equal parts catsup and chile/cocktail sauce I used 1 cup of each * Squeeze the juice from about 8 small Mexican limes. *In a bowl, add the sauce to the shrimp- do this a little at a time *Drizzle the mixture with lime juice, a little at a time *Add fresh pico de gallo to the shrimp to taste *Peel and cut avocados into small chunks *Add the avocados and mix gently *Chill and serve

Mexican Limes
Tips: Use your lime juice sparingly.  You can always add more.

Making Shrimp Campechana

The avocado chunks need to be added and mixed in very gently.


Pico de Gallo is best made fresh, but in a pinch, it is probably available at your grocery store.
South Texas Zinnias

Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Theresa said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too! That dish sounds delicious and what a wonderful friend and memory! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy, Happy Cinco de Mayo, Laura!
Lupita's recipe sounds and looks just wonderful. What a sweet memory you have of her, know you have many of your dear friend. She was so loved and is missed by so many. Thank you for sharing her recipe with us.
Have a happy and festive day!

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh looks so good! Thanks for the recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo ...and what a beautiful tribute to your friend.
I know you miss her...
thank you for sharing her recipe!

Connie said...

Friends like Lupita are precious & few. I can only imagine how much you must miss her. Thank you for sharing this sweet memory & her dish.

Marigene said...

Shrimp is my favorite seafood.Your friend Lupita's recipe sounds delicious, Laura...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Laura, what a delightful post! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you! Love all the colors in your posts. Very festively appropriate! :-)

Renee said...

That recipe sounds so good. Your flowers are so pretty.

JB said...

Yum! Wish we could be together eating and drinking!


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