Super simple, delicious and healthy avocado and shrimp recipe

10 Feb
This recipe is so fast and so delicious, it is now one of my favorites to make.
shrimp
Author: The Saffron Girl
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 9 mins
Calories: about 500 (without bread)
Serves: 1-2
Serves 1 as a meal, or 2 as an appetiser
Ingredients
  • 1 whole medium avocado
  • about 1 cup medium to large shrimp, raw or uncooked frozen (defrost prior to cooking)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • coarse sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • chili powder, optional
Instructions
  1. Half the avocado and take the pit out.
  2. Scrap out most of the meat, leaving a very thin layer to hold up the shell better. Set aside.
  3. Chop up the meat into squares and place in a bowl. With your hands, squish the squares a little bit, to crush some but so that most keep their shape. Set aside.
  4. In a pan, place about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the minced garlic and the shrimp.
  5. Add a dash of coarse sea salt, and over low heat, cook just until the shrimp turn pink. Do not overcook, or they’ll be dry and hard.
  6. Pour the shrimp with garlic and olive oil into the bowl with the avocado pieces.
  7. Add some chopped parsley or cilantro and mix well. (If you want to incorporate some chili powder for extra flavour, do so now before mixing.)
  8. Spoon the mixture into the avocado shells, sprinkle with some freshly ground pepper, and garnish with additional parsley/cilantro if desired.
  9. Serve immediately (I served this with a piece of bread to break up the richness of the avocado).

Original recipe here

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2 Responses to “Super simple, delicious and healthy avocado and shrimp recipe”

  1. sherry February 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    I made this.. It was a little blan, so I added lime juice and hot sauce over the tops. Perfect;)

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