A riff on the classic Mexican Coctele de Camarones our version of shrimp cocktail is packed full of flavor and super easy to make. The hardest part is not over cooking the shrimp. After a quick brine...
1Place all of the brine ingredients in a large bowl except the ice. Whisk thoroughly until the salt and sugar have dissolved completely. Add the ice and stir. Add the shrimp and allow to brine for 30-45 minutes. Remove from brine and pat dry.
Mexicali Sauce Instruction
1Place all of the sauce ingredients into the bowl of a large food processor. Process on low until a fine salsa consistency has been achieved. Season to taste with more salt and/or hot sauce.
Shrimp Preparation and Grilling Instructions
1Place the brined shrimp in a large bowl with all of the seasoning and toss to combine.
2Prepare coals or light grill for high heat grilling. Ideally looking for at least 500f at the GrillGrate surface.
3When grill is up to temp arrange shrimp on your GrillGrates like little soldiers, all neat and orderly. Once all of the shrimp are on the hot grill start to check the first ones you placed. Once they start to curl and pinken up with a slight char it is time to flip. Flip the shrimp in the order they were put on the grill. Grilling of shrimp is more about look and feel rather than time. From the time they are flipped they should be finished in about two minutes.
4Remove the shrimp from the grill to a warm platter.
Shrimp Cocktail Assembly
1Spoon about 1/4 cup of the Mexicali sauce into a martini or parfait glass. Arrange four shrimp into the glass and garnish with a sprig of cilantro