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Mexican Seafood Cocktail (Campechana)

A delicious snack typically found in street carts in Mexico. One of my favorite things!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs of seafood like octopus shrimp, squid, scallops, oysters etc. any mix you like
  • alternatively just get a seafood blend often found in the freezer section of your grocery store.
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 limes juice of
  • 2 cups vegetable juice or clamato
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 red onion diced finely
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 jalapenos chopped finely


  • Bring about 5-6 cups of water with a little salt to a boil
  • Add in the seafood blend and cook for about 10 minutes
  • Drain but reserve the broth, place the seafood in a bowl
  • To 4 cups of the reserved broth add the vinegar, lime juice, and vegetable juice along with the cumin and mix all together.
  • Add the chopped onion, jalapenos and cilantro to the seafood mix and mix all together.
  • Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put a about 1/2 cup of seafood in a cup and fill it up with the broth.
  • Serve with some extra lime and saltine crackers for a real delicious treat!


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 1778mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 6mg