Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

Shrimp Appetizers with Avocado and Cucumber

Shrimp Avocado

Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp ~

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided

Ingredients for Avocado Spread ~

  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice plus more to squeeze over finished appetizers
  • 1 English Cucumber sliced into 22 rings

Method for the Cajun Shrimp ~  In a small bowl, mash together 1 avocado, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1 Tablespoon lime juice until creamy. Divide the avocado mix over 20-22 cucumber slices.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp avocado bites and garnish with more finely chopped cilantro. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

With thanks to http://www.natashaskitchen .com


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