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Vuelve la Vida: the Mexican Hangover Cure You'll Need on May 6

Published On 05/01/2015 Published On 05/01/2015
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Vuelve la Vida Seafood Cocktail Recipe

Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield:  4 (10-ounce) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce
  • 1/2 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (and seeded if you don't want it too spicy)
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 chipotle en adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, sliced in half
  • 4 ounces jumbo lump crab meat
  • 12 shucked oysters
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 mini seedless cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 pink grapefruit, cut into wedges

Directions:

  • Puree all sauce ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Toss shrimp, crab, oysters, red onion, cucumber, and cilantro in the sauce.
  • Place shredded lettuce in the bottom of four cocktail glasses. Top with dressed seafood. Garnish with avocado and grapefruit slices.