Mexican Seafood Cocktail

A shrimp cocktail has been special ever since The Sixties. This version bathes the shrimp and or crab in a creamy and slightly smoky chipotle sauce. The wow factor comes from serving in a martini or wine glass. It's a super easy to eat dish that people really enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Fage Greek yogurt – important to use Greek as regular is too thin and too tart
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann’s mayonnaise
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco Chipotle sauce or ground chipotle to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher or Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp and crab - or for more people use about 1/4 pound per person
  • baby arugula or shredded romaine

Instructions

  • Whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, chipotle and cilantro until smooth.
  • Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  • GENTLY fold in the lump crab and shrimp.
  • Chill until ready to portion and serve.

Presentation:

  • Place a bit of lettuce or arugula into the wine or martini glass or make a small nest on small plate.
  • Arrange portion of seafood salad over the greens and garnish with lime slices.