Shrimp Cocktail with Guacamole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 14 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 4 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1-ounce olive oil

8 jumbo shrimp (10 to 20 count per pound)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 avocado, seeded and peeled

1/2 tablespoon lime juice

1 small clove garlic, crushed

1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped onion

1 sprig fresh cilantro, leaves chopped

Splash hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)


  1. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over moderate high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and cook for 1 or 2 minutes on each side or until pink. Using a fork, coarsely mash avocado with lime and garlic. Stir in onion, cilantro and hot sauce to blend. Season with salt, to taste. Place the guacamole in a dipping bowl with the shrimp arranged around.