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"Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine."--Polish Proverb

Mexican Seafood Cocktail Recipe

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3 bay leaves
1 head garlic, halved crosswise
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb. cleaned calamari, bodies cut into 1/6″-wide rings, tentacles halved lengthwise
12 oz. boneless, skinless red snapper filets
3⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tsp. dried oregano, preferably Mexican
Kosher salt, to taste
1 lb. plum tomatoes, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
1 cup ketchup
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
1 cup finely chopped cilantro
1⁄4 cup Worcestershire
6 tbsp. olive oil
2 serrano chiles, stemmed and thinly sliced
1 habanero or Scotch bonnet chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
16 small oysters, shucked, juices reserved
16 small clams, shucked, juices reserved
2 avocados, thinly sliced
Saltine crackers, for serving

Bring bay leaves, garlic, and 8 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Add shrimp; cook until pink, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, and cut into 1″ pieces; set aside in a bowl. Add calamari bodies and tentacles to boiling water; cook until just cooked through, about 1 minute. Drain and transfer to bowl with shrimp; set aside. In another bowl, combine snapper, half the lime juice, and oregano; season with salt and let sit until fish is opaque, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together remaining lime juice with tomatoes, ketchup, tomato juice, olives, cilantro, Worcestershire, oil, serrano and habanero chiles, and onion; add reserved shrimp and calamari, snapper, and oysters and clams with their juices, and fold gently to combine. Season with salt. Serve seafood cocktail in large goblets or bowls, with slices of avocado and Saltine crackers on the side.

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