On a random street in Prado sur next to a gas station is a small family owned food stand that has been there for 30 years. It's called Jarocho de Las Lomas but there is no sign, and many don't know that name, just a long line of people every lunch time to get the delicious spicy seafood cocktail for 2-3 Usd. One of the things I love most about Mexico is the gastronomic sensations and discoveries everywhere. Check out this gem if you get the chance. If in Prado Sur ask around for the mariscos close to the gas station! #mariscos#pradosur#mexico#mexicocity#ciudaddemexico#shrimpcocktail#jarochodelaslomas
Slightly retro but always welcome, shrimp cocktail is a nearly effortless appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving, potlucks, etc. I use my dad's technique of simmering the shrimp in Old Bay and either white wine or medium/dark beer. The proportions don't seem to matter, and I never measure - basically just enough liquid to cover the shrimp and enough Old Bay that the mixture turns muddy (as in the second photo). As for the cocktail sauce, I quote my dad: "Start with a large dose of horseradish and keep adding ketchup until it only hurts a little."