Shrimp Brochettes with Avocado-Cilantro Salad

 

Slideshow: Amazing Seafood Recipes

 

  • Servings: 10
KEY: Spring, Summer, Grilling/Barbecuing, Barbecue/Cookout, Mother's Day, French, Salads, Fast

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Hass avocados
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes—peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 10 large shrimp, shelled and deveined

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Halve and pit the avocados, and cut them into 1/4-inch dice. Add to the bowl and toss with the dressing. Fold in the tomatoes and cilantro. Refrigerate the salad until chilled.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Thread each shrimp lengthwise onto a skewer to keep it straight. Brush the shrimp skewers with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Grill the shrimp over moderately high heat until cooked, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Spoon the avocado salad onto 10 salad plates. Top each salad with a warm grilled shrimp and serve at once.

Suggested Pairing

The fruit and acidity of a rosé will highlight the dried fruit and sweet spices in the main dishes.

Contributed By Photo © Hotze Eisma Published June 2000

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