Shellfish Cocktail

See the RecipeMaura McEvoy

(Vuelve a la Vida)
This dish, whose name literally means "Return to Life," is reputed to be a hangover remedy. Use whatever shellfish is freshest.

Shellfish Cocktail
In Veracruz, Mexico, this dish, whose Spanish name literally means "Return to Life," is reputedly a hangover remedy.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Homemade-Ketchup">Homemade Ketchup</a>
  • 14 cup finely chopped peeled white onion
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 12 cup clam juice
  • 2 lb. cooked shelled seafood (for instance, 1 1⁄2 lbs. lobster, 1⁄4 lb. shrimp, and 1⁄4 lb. crab)
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • White onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together ketchup, onions, oil, orange juice, lime juice, clam juice, and 1 1⁄2 cups water.
  2. Roughly chop seafood and stir into sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with avocado, cilantro, and onions. Garnish with lime wedges.