Black Pearl Shrimp Cocktail

Black Pearl Shrimp Cocktail

Black Pearl Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

By Black Pearl Spice Co.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 2 min
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 pound large shrimp, raw
  • Salt
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup peeled diced cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups Black Pearl Oyster Salsa
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks


  • Peel and devein shrimp. Place in a pot and add enough water to just cover the shrimp. Add ½ teaspoon salt and place over medium high heat. Cook until the water begins to cloud and little bubbles appear around the edges of the pot.
  • Turn off heat and allow to rest so shrimp will continue cooking. (This method results in very tender shrimp.)
  • Place a colander over a bowl and pour shrimp into the colander. Keep and chill one cup of the shrimp liquid from the bowl for later use.
  • Cut half of the shrimp into chunks, leaving the remaining shrimp whole for a more attractive presentation.
  • Place the chopped shrimp in a bowl with the onion, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, Black Pearl salsa, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Gently stir to combine, adding some of the reserved liquid to the mixture to achieve the consistency you want.
  • To serve, add salt and hot sauce if needed and gently mix in the chopped avocado. Dip the whole shrimp into the sauce and arrange on top.
  • Serve in small bowls or parfait/martini glasses with tortilla chips.


If you have a crowd that can take some heat, I add a finely diced jalapeño to the mixture!

Referenced Products

  • Chesapeake Oyster Salsa

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  • Black Pearl Cookbook

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