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                 RETURN TO LIFE COCKTAIL (VUELVE A LA VIDA)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Octopus
    3       lb           Small to medium shrimp
      1/3   lb           Crab meat
      1/3   lb           Squid
                         Cocktail Sauce (recipe
                         Follows)
    1       sm           Ripe tomato, chopped
    1                    Serrano chile, seeded and
                         Minced
    1                    Avocado, peeled and chopped,
                         Plus enough for garnish,if
                         Desired
    2                    Green onions, including tops
                         Sliced into fine disks
    2       tb           Minced cilantro
 
   Boil each type of seafood in salted water separately,
   until tender:
   
   Octopus: You may have to purchase a whole octopus. A
   large one (more than l pound) may require up to 2
   hours; a smaller one may take only l 1/2 hours. Cut
   the thick portions of cooked octopus meat into
   1/2-inch rings, but leave the slender tips of the ten
   
   Shrimp The shrimp are done when they turn pink about 3
   to 4 minutes. After cooking, cool and peel.
   
   Crab meat Fresh crabmeat requires about 3 minutes of
   cooking. Cool and remove meat from the shells.
   
   Squid: Cut the squid into 1/4-inch rings, removing the
   hard core from the head and separating the tentacles
   into 3 or 4 bunches. Boil only for about l0 minutes;
   overcooking will toughen meat.
   
   Prepare the sauce. Toss the prepared seafood with the
   vegetables and cilantro. Serve in old-fashioned
   ice-cream sundae glasses or in fluted goblets. If
   desired, you may garnish with slices of avocado. Makes
   4 servings.
   
   Cocktail Sauce: Mix together 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup
   fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup water and salt to taste.
   
   Per serving: Calories 281  Fat 10g  Cholesterol 314 mg
   Sodium 831 mg Percent calories from fat 32%
   
   Dallas Morning News 3/27/96
  
 
 
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