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Posted on Wed, May 25, 2011 : 4:53 a.m.

Avocado stuffed with Cumin Salsa Shrimp, plus grilling links

By Peggy Lampman


Avocado stuffed with Cumin Salsa Shrimp

Peggy Lampman | Contributor


Peggy Lampman's Wednesday dinnerFeed

You want something easy to make, you want something snazzy to serve, you want something healthy and delicious. This little number has your name all over it.

Kick it up several notches by making your own salsa and grilling the shrimp.

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Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes


1 tablespoon grape seed or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
12-16 ounces raw shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined (you will need 5-8 shrimp per avocado, depending on size of shrimp and avocado)
1 1/2-2 cups of your favorite salsa*
2 large ripe avocados

*"Doctor-up" bottled salsa or make a simple salsa with tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime. I adore fresh cilantro and add several additional tablespoons to bottled salsa, reserving extra sprigs for a garnish.


1. Heat oil in large saute pan to medium high heat; stir in cumin. Cook shrimp until just cooked through, 1-3 minutes on each side, depending on size of shrimp.
2. Toss the warm shrimp with 1 1/2 cups salsa, adding additional salsa to taste. Let the shrimp stand in the salsa at room temperature 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, for the flavors to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Up to two hours before serving, cut each avocado in half, from pole to pole. Pit the avocado but do not peel. Divide and spoon the shrimp salad into the avocado shells. Serve.

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