02 March 2010


Rockfish has an amazing appetizer that I just can't get enough of! I made this a few weeks ago for a group and thought I would have tons left over - clearly I underestimated!

The Mexican Shrimp Martini is great as an appetizer - or as a meal on its own. You are supposed to shake the salsa, shrimp and tequila in a martini shaker, but mixing it works just as well - just not as fun! After harassing numerous waiters for the 'secret' recipe, I found this on a recipe copycat website - and I have to say, this tastes identical!


6 oz. of Mexican Shrimp Martini Cocktail Sauce (recipe follows)
15 to 20 small/medium shrimp, peeled, boiled, and chilled
1 tsp blackening spice (add to desired flavor)
1/2 ounce of tequila (optional)
1 lime wedge
2 sprigs cilantro, without stems
Tortilla Chips

Place the sauce, shrimp, seasoning, and tequila in a Bartender's metal tumbler. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge into the tumbler and cover the top with a tight fitting lid or glass. Shake like you're making a real martini. When thoroughly mixed, pour into a serving glass. Place the glass on a plate and arrange the tortilla chips around the base of the glass. Garnish with the cilantro sprigs.


1 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped 1/4-inch
1 cup yellow jumbo onion, chopped 1/4-inch
3/4 cup Heinz ketchup
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine
6 tbsp avocado, chopped 1/2-inch chunks
1 tbsp red Tabasco sauce
1 tbsp green Tabasco sauce
1/2 tbsp jalapeno pepper, chopped fine and deseeded (I dont include because im a baby...)
1/4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tbsp Cajun chef hot sauce
2 tsp lime juice, fresh squeezed

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Serve well chilled.

Mix yourself up a margarita and Enjoy!

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