15 April, 2012

Grilled Shrimp and Smashed Avocado

A perfect quick snack or light lunch. You will need skewers for the grill.

You will need:
10 shrimp, raw, shelled and deveined
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 avocado
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Lightly oil grates of grill.  Preheat grill to med-high heat.

In a bowl, toss the shrimp with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.  Thread shrimp on skewers.

Cut lemon into slices.

Add lemon and shrimp skewers to grill.  Grill about 2-3 minutes, flipping both shrimp and lemon once.  Cook until shrimp is opaque.

In the meantime, peel and core the avocado,  Place in a mixing bowl and lightly mash with a potato masher, leaving kind of chunky.  Add lime juice, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, top the smashed avocado with the grilled shrimp.  Serve with grilled lemon.

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