Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
Remove the skin and pith from the grapefruit and cut into 6 slices. Half the avocado and remove the pit. Using a spoon remove each half from the skin. Cut each half into a fan, leaving the top section intact. In a bowl mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, shallots, and brandy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange 3 slices of grapefruit, slightly shingled on a salad plate. Place the avocado at the base of the grapefruit. Position the shrimp around the plate. Drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with toasted pecans and chopped parsley.