Edible Travel Adventure- Mexico & Seafood Cocktail Recipe

Like all good mid-westerners in the Spring, I try to get out of the cold for a few days. A while back I made a quick trip to Phoenix to see on of my good pals who I cooked with about 25 years ago. We have remained friends and get together as often as we can. The great thing about having a true friend is that no matter how much time passes, you just pick up where you left off. So we decided to make a quick trip down to the beach. Just 4 hours by car, Rocky Point on the Bay of California is a nice break to catch a wave or sit by the beach and catch up.

The food was delicious as always in Mexico, the freshness of the seafood and produce was a welcome treat from the root vegetables of winter I had been eating. One of my favorite dishes served just about everywhere was a Seafood Cocktail.


Condos on the beach are a great travel bargain in Mexico

The Seafood Cocktail- Recipe at the end of post

Fresh Hot Churros, it does not get any better that this for street food

Pottery Shops Galore

What a treat! Mangos carved on the beach and sprinkled with a fiery spice- YUM

Roasted Chicken for dinner one night, the best around, served with Beans and Rice in an open air restaurant.




Shrimp day boat with sunken boat behind it


A great place to re-charge batteries and catch up with friends.

Mexican Seafood Cocktail

From Epicurious Website

Serves 4-6

  • 1 1/2 cups chilled Clamato juice, or 1 cup tomato juice and 1/2 cup bottled clam juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce such as Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 firm-ripe California avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 lb fresh lump crabmeat (1 cup), picked over
  • 1/4 lb cooked baby shrimp

Stir together Clamato juice, ketchup, lime juice, hot sauce, salt, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl, then gently stir in avocado, crabmeat, and shrimp. Spoon into 6- or 8-ounce glasses or cups.

  • Accompaniment: oyster crackers or saltines (optional)


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