Recipe courtesy of Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Mariscos de Campechana

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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4 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 jalapeno peppers, minced

1/2 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

10 tomatoes, seeded, small dice

1 cup cocktail sauce 

1 large onion, small dice

2 ounces Maryland lump crab 

3 oysters, chopped

1 avocado, diced

1 teaspoon chiffonade fresh cilantro 

1 teaspoon lime juice

Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Combine the oil, one third of the jalapenos, garlic, chili flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Grill the shrimp over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side. Roughly chop.
  3. Mix together the tomatoes, cocktail sauce, onion and remaining jalapenos in a large bowl. Fold in the shrimp, crab, oysters, avocado and cilantro. Stir in the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the tortilla chips.