Grilled Cilantro-Lime Shrimp w/ Spicy Avocado
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- limes, juiced and zested
- 1/2 c
- fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp
- ground cumin
- 4 Tbsp
- extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lb
- large shrimp, peeled and deveined - tails intact
- ripe avocados, scooped out
- 3 Tbsp
- fresh lime juice
- 3/4 c
- sour cream (use light, if preferred)
- jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
FOR THE AVOCADO PUREE
1In a large mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, zest, cilantro, cumin and oil and whisk well. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Do not marinate shrimp longer than 5 minutes or the lime juice will begin cooking the shrimp.
2Preheat a barbecue or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through, making sure not to overcook the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the grill and place on a serving platter, with a small serving bowl of the avocado puree. Garnish the shrimp with fresh sprigs of cilantro and serve.
3To make the avocado puree: Add the avocado, lime juice, sour cream and jalapeno pepper to a blender and puree until smooth, scraping sides of the blender as needed. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately or place in a covered, airtight container and refrigerate until serving.