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Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Bites


  • Author: Beth Djalali

Description

Cajun Shrimp

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped, plus more for garnish

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

Avocado Spread

1 avocado

¼ tsp salt

1 tbsp lime juice, plus more to squeeze over finished appetizers

1 English Cucumber, sliced


Ingredients

How to make Cajun Shrimp

Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Add minced garlic, 1 Tbsp cilantro, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir well to combine.

Heat a large heavy pan over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté 2 min per side or until cooked through

How to make the avocado spread

Heat a large heavy pan over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté 2 min per side or until cooked through.

In a small bowl, mash together 1 avocado, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp 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.