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California Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time:
4 hrs, 30 mins
Prep Time:
4 hrs, 30 mins
12 servings
Dish Size:
3-piece Lidded Chill & Serve Set
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February 26, 2016


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 large shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound large cooked shrimp, peeled with tails
  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned

Guacamole Salsa:

  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 green onion, chopped finely
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons reserved citrus marinade
  • 5 ounces whipping cream, unsweetened
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared mango salsa


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, shallots, Dijon mustard, orange zest, salt, crushed red pepper and chopped basil. 
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Pour the remaining marinade into a large Zip-loc® bag along with the shrimp. Seal and shake to coat. Refrigerate for 4 - 8 hours. 
  3. Drain shrimp and set aside. 
  4. For the guacamole salsa, peel avocados and remove the pits. Place in a blender with green onion, garlic, salt, olive oil, the reserved marinade and cream. Puree until smooth. 
  5. Stir in mango salsa. Spoon mixture into top bowl of temp-tations® 3-Piece Lidded Chill & Serve Set and garnish with sectioned oranges. 
  6. Fill larger bowl of Chill & Serve Set with ice, set smaller bowl inside. Arrange chilled shrimp around edge of larger bowl. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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