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Melinda’s Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

Melinda's Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

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Course: Craft Cocktail and Drink
Cuisine: Belizean, Caribbean, Central American
Servings: 2


  • 2 lb shrimp peeled and deveined, (U16/20 size preferred)
  • ¼ cup Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber 1/2" dice
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 cup pineapple 1/4" dice
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup Melinda's Jalapeno Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Melinda's Mango Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup grapefruit segmented (can be substituted with oranges)
  • 1 avocado 1/2" dice


  • Boil shrimp for 2-3 minutes, remove and place in ice bath to cool.
  • Pat the shrimp dry and place in a large bowl.
  • Stir in cilantro, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, pineapple, garlic, ketchup, lime juice, hot sauce, and season with salt.
  • Gently fold in grapefruit.
  • Place into serving bowl/plate and top with avocado, fresh squeeze of lime juice, and cilantro leaves.
  • Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.


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