Grilled Cilantro-Lime Shrimp w/ Spicy Avocado

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This dish makes a great appetizer for a dinner party or get-together.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

2
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

FOR THE AVOCADO PUREE

3
ripe avocados, scooped out
3 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
3/4 c
sour cream (use light, if preferred)
1
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Preheat 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.
3
To 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy