You can heat
it up with some hot sauce, chili powder, jalapenos, or cayenne and
serve it with chips instead of with a spoon if you prefer.
liked the idea of leaving the avocado in its shell - it made a really
pretty presentation. But you could scoop out the meat and mix it with
the vegetables instead. Your choice.
convenience, I bought the shrimp pre-cooked. Of course you can cook your
own. You know, if it's not 90 degrees in your kitchen.
Shrimp on Avocado Boats
1 small tomato
1 small red onion
1 pickling cucumber or 1/2 of an English cucumber
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 lime
8 cleaned, cooked, peeled, and chilled medium shrimp
the tomato and put it in a small bowl. Dice the onion and add that to
the tomato. Peel and dice the cucumber, and add that as well. Sprinkle
with the salt and squeeze the lime juice over the top.
Stir to combine
and set aside to marinate for at least an hour - this will mellow the
onions and infuse the lime flavor into the cucumbers.
the avocado in half and remove the seed. Cut the flesh first in one
direction, then in another, without cutting through the skin, to make
cubes or diamond-shaped pieces, When you scoop it out with a spoon,
you'll have nice chunks.
Top the avocado with the
vegetable mix, then add a shrimp to the top. If you like, you can
drizzle a little of the lime juice on top of the shrimp.
Some lovely shrimp
The great thing is that cocktail sauce is easy to
make from ingredients you might have on hand. For sure they're
ingredients I always have on hand.
You can adjust it to your taste,
and to compensate for how spicy your horseradish is. Not only are
different brands of horseradish more or less spicy to begin with, the
longer you keep it, the milder it will get. So, like anything else, I
suggest you taste and adjust.
This recipe is tiny -
just a little taste of shrimp for two people, but you can make the
cocktail sauce in any quantity you like. I like to start with 1 part
horseradish to 2 parts ketchup, and adjust from there.
far as extra ingredients, you can add more heat in the form of cayenne
or hot sauce, but you certainly don't have to. The horseradish already
packs its own heat, and this simple sauce lets the shrimp be the star.
Shrimp cocktail should be all about the shrimp, right?
Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Hot sauce or cayenne (optional, to taste)
4 cleaned, cooked, peeled and chilled shrimp
Combine horseradish, ketchup, lemon juice and the hot sauce or cayenne, if you're using it. Taste and adjust, as desired.
Divide the sauce into two small glasses and arrange the shrimp in the glasses.
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