Inspiration can sometimes come from the most unexpected places. I just read an interview with a famous journalist—known for covering race and politics—who discussed his love of comic books (when I get a moment to read, I like to read everything!). One thing he said that really stuck with me was how much he liked plot twists in comics. Now, I’m no journalist, and I’m not a (conventional) superhero, but I do love a twist too! Just because a recipe is quick and easy doesn’t mean it should be predictable. Which brings me to this amazing shrimp cocktail.
As you may have guessed, my favorite twists are of the spiced up, Latin variety, and this recipe is no exception! Avocados, jalapeños and fresh tomatoes make this version of the familiar appetizer suddenly modern and exciting, while a mixture of clam-flavored tomato cocktail (the magic ingredient), KRAFT Mango Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing and a little lime juice give classic cocktail sauce a Mexican-style update. The best part? It only takes 15 minutes!
Looking for more fast & fun south-of-the-border ideas? Check out this collection of easy Mexican appetizers. Or take your cue from classic Latin street eats and serve up this Grilled Mexican Corn (generally called “elotes” in Spanish, sometimes in English too!), Farm-Fresh Quesadillas and Chicken & Feta Salad Tostadas.