Pasta Coctel de Camarones

Latino Italian Fusion Series Recipe



Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Blue Box Ditalini 
  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, 21-25 count
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cups diced Roma tomato
  • 1 cup avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced Serrano pepper, seeds removed
  • 8 sprigs fresh cilantro 
  • 8 lime wedges

  • 2 ounces light lime vinaigrette dressing
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 ½ cups Bloody Mary mix
  • ½ ounce Silver tequila


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook the pasta according to the directions, drain.
  2. 2
    Heat a 12-inch skillet with olive oil and sauté shrimp for 6 minutes or cooked through; season with salt and pepper; chill shrimp in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. 3
    In a large mixing bowl combine lime vinaigrette dressing, Bloody Mary mix, and tequila.
  4. 4
    In a large mixing bowl combine cooked pasta, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, Serrano pepper, and dressing mixture and toss gently.
  5. 5
    To assemble, portion pasta into pasta bowls; top with vegetable mixture and shrimp.
  6. 6
    Garnish with a fresh sprig of cilantro and a lime wedge.

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