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From the NWTC Culinary Kitchen: Shrimp Guacamole Appetizer

Monday, October 14, 2019
Written By: Lisa Hickman - Instr,Culinary Specialist

Shrimp Guacamole Appetizer

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FOR THE MARINADE
  • 1TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
  • 1/2TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER
  • 1/2TEASPOON CUMIN GROUND
  • 1/2TEASPOON CHILI POWDER
  • PINCH CAYENNE PEPPER OPTIONAL
FOR THE APPETIZER
  • 1 POUND MEDIUM SHRIMP RINSED, PEELED AND DEVEINED
  • 1-2 TABLESPOONS LIME JUICE
  • 1/4 CUP CILANTRO FINELY CHOPPED (OPTIONAL)
GUACAMOLE 
TORTILLA CHIPS OR FOR A TWIST, TRY SLICED CUCUMBERS

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients of the marinade. Add the shrimp and toss to make sure they’re well covered with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Cook the shrimp in a large pan on medium high heat for about 3-5 minutes or until they’re pink and opaque. Remove from heat, place them in a medium bowl, add the lime juice, toss and let them cool completely. Once cooled, add the cilantro.
  3. To assemble the appetizers, place about 2 teaspoons of guacamole on each chip and then place a single shrimp on the guacamole. Serve immediately.
Source: https://hispanickitchen.com/recipes/shrimp-guacamole-appetizer/
 

THE BEST GUACAMOLE!

DESCRIPTION

Truly the BEST guacamole recipe!  It’s quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 RIPE AVOCADOS, PEELED AND PITTED
    1 JALAPEÑO, CORED AND FINELY DICED (ADD MORE OR LESS TO TASTE)
    1/2 CUP FINELY DICED RED ONION
    1 TABLESPOON FRESH LIME JUICE
    1/3 CUP FRESH CILANTRO LEAVES, FINELY CHOPPED
    1/2 TEASPOON FINE SEA SALT
    1/4 TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
    (OPTIONAL: 1 ROMA TOMATO, CORED AND CHOPPED)

    INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocados to your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the jalapeño, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin until well-mixed.  (If adding tomatoes, stir them in at the very end.)
  • Taste and season with extra salt (plus extra lime juice, jalapeño and/or cilantro) if needed.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy

    NOTES

    Storage Instructions: To store this guacamole, cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.

    Source:https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/perfect-guacamole/

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