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Largest prawn/shrimp cocktail

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  • Who: Asociación Tres Islas

  • What: Largest prawn/shrimp cocktail

  • Where: Mexico

The largest shrimp cocktail weighed 538.5 kg (1,187 lb 3 oz) and was organized by Asociación Tres Islas (Mexico) at the Mazatlán International Center in Mazatlán, Mexico, on 27 September 2011. The attempt was hosted as part of World Tourism Day.

Approximately 488 kg of peeled shrimp were available to be used in the cocktail, in addition to a sauce that featured 57 kg (127 lb) of ketchup, 10 kg (22 lb) of lemon juice, 5.6 kg (12 lb) of “salsa brava,” 4.025 kg (8 lb 14 oz) of Worcestershire sauce, 3 kg (6 lb 9 oz.) of salt, 1.014 kg (2 lb 3 oz) of Tabasco sauce, and 30 g (1 oz.) of pepper. The cocktail was prepared in a cocktail glass 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) high with a diameter of 1.36 m (4 ft 5 in). The cocktail was presented atop a bed of lettuce, whose weight was not counted toward the final tally.

 

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