Recipe for Don Pablo's Tortilla Shrimp With Mexican Cocktail Sauce


    Don Pablo's Tortilla Shrimp with Mexican Cocktail Sauce

    Cocktail Sauce
    12 ounces tomato ketchup
    2 ounces prepared horseradish
    Juice of 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
    Juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
    1/4 cup dill pickle relish
    1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Tortilla Shrimp
    Jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined (leave tail on)
    1 package taco seasoning
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 cup ice cold water
    4 cups Japanese style or day-old bread crumbs
    1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips

    Mix all ingredients for the cocktail sauce together. This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 3 days.

    Wash shrimp, pat dry and toss in a bowl with the taco seasoning. Set aside.

    In another bowl combine flour, cornstarch and water. In a separate bowl combine breadcrumbs and tortilla chips.

    Holding the tail of each shrimp, dip them into the batter, then dredge through the crumb mixture. Reserve battered shrimp in freezer or refrigerator until ready to fry. Then fry to a golden brown, drain and serve.