West African Shrimp in Avocado boats

Serves 6

This elegant appetizer showcases creamy avocado and delicate shrimp.  Your guests will never know it only took you a few minutes to throw together (make the shrimp salad an hour or two ahead – cut the avocados immediately before serving).

Ingredients:

1/2 lb cooked & cooled shrimp (shelled)
1T ketchup
1T mayo
1/4 of a fresh lime, juice (or to taste)
3 avocados, halved and pitted

Method:

Cut shrimp into little pieces. Behold the little nuggets of shrimp goodness.

A bit of ruby red ketchup for sweetness.

And creamy white mayo for richness.

That’s how they roll in the Ivory Coast.

A splash of lime juice pulls all the flavors together.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Spoon into avocado halves and serve on a pretty platter to pretty people.

Preferably by the beach.

With a smile.

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This elegant appetizer showcases creamy avocado and delicate shrimp. Your guests will never know it only took you a few minutes to throw together (make the shrimp salad an hour or two ahead – cut the avocados immediately before serving).West African Shrimp in Avocado boats
Servings
6people
Servings
6people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut shrimp into little pieces, add kethcup and mayo. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  2. Spoon into avocado halves and serve.
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Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only.

6 Comments

  1. Ketchup and mayo and a little sugar or pickle relish is how we made Thousand Island dressing back in the old, old days before the thousands of bottled dressing we have now.

  2. I used to eat this when I was a little kid! I’d stir the ketchup and mayo together and call it Russian Dressing and pour it over the shrimp. I might even have invented it. Maybe I told someone about it when I was stuck in Abidjan.

  3. Definitely love this. I am going to try it and probably blog about it for christmas ideas…thanks for the inspiration :)

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