Shrimp Cocktail Veracruz-Style
The word salpicón, which comes from the Spanish sal, salt, and picar, to chop, refers, in classic French cooking, to a mince of poultry, game, or vegetables bound with a sauce. In Mexico, however, it can mean anything from a shredded beef salad in the north to this citrusy shrimp appetizer we found—served with Salsa Verde—at Restaurante Doña Lala in Tlacotalpan.
1 lb. cooked small shrimp
1 cored chopped tomato
1⁄2 small white onion, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and sliced
1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
1. Peel shrimp. Mix together shrimp, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapeño.
2. Stir in oil and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with avocado and garnish with lime wedges.