Cóctel de Mariscos (Seafood Cocktail) 


This week I am posting recipes that reminds me to my lovely hometown Ensenada! And today’s recipe kind of sums up what Ensenada is, a fresh, colourful, full of flavour seafood cocktail and that is how Ensenada is, the people is friendly, the weather is lovely and the food is just amazing!

Makes 2 cocktails


To cook the seafood

  • 250 seafood (mussels, clams, octopus, squid, prawns)
  • 1 onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 fish stock cube
  • 2 cups of water

To make the cocktail

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 just ripped avocado
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato juice or clamato
  • 2 or 3 limes
  • 1 cup of seafood stock
  • 1 tsp Maldon salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper

To serve

  • Totopos (tortilla chips)
  • A tall wide glass
  • Spicy salsa (tamazula or tabasco)


  1. Chop all the vegetables very finely and put them in a large bowl. Cut the avocado  in little cubes. Peel the cucumber, take the seeds off and cut it in cubes. Set aside
  2. Dissolve the fish stock cube in 2 cups of boiling water. Add the onion, a bit of salt and boil for 10 min. Once the stock is boiling add the seafood. Cook for 5 min and take everything out to cool down. Once cool down, cut the seafood in little pieces. Add them to the veggies.
  3. In a bowl mix the Worcester sauce, ketchup, tomato juice or clamato, juice of two limes, black pepper and salt.
  4. Add the salsa to the veggies and seafood and mix very well. Taste it to check if it is well seasoned and then cover it with cling film and put it in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Serve it chill with some tamazula salsa or tabasco and tortilla chips. Enjoy it as a starter, hor d’oeuvres or main course, but always with friend and some nice cold cheves! (Beers)



Join the Conversation

  1. mattathias666 says:

    hi this looks amazing! Just checking that you actually boil the onion. Also do you discard the onion after it’s boiled, or do you chop it up and put it into the cocktail?

    1. Thank you! You need to remove the onion once the seafood is cooked 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© Mexican Food Memories 2021. All rights reserved.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use WooCommerce as a shopping system. For cart and order processing 2 cookies will be stored. This cookies are strictly necessary and can not be turned off.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wc_fragments_#

Decline all Services
Accept all Services