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Grilled Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

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Have you put your grill to work yet this season? It’s time—almost summer time!

We do a lot of grilling. We like the usual burgers and dogs but I REALLY like this grilled shrimp stuffed avocado. It’s one of my favorite fair weather meals. It’s a little unexpected so it’s a fun taste to grill up for friends, too. 

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad


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I love to eat out on our back deck. Somehow I think everything tastes better out there. Maybe it’s all that fresh air and being in tune with nature and hugging trees. I don’’t actually do that part.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

Anyway, avocado develops an almost nutty taste when it’s grilled and it partners well with lots of flavors.

This dish goes together pretty quick, too, and the shrimp kicks it up a little — so it’’s a good option when you want something besides the usual burgers.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

It’’s pretty good for you, too. Shrimp is a mild-flavored shellfish, a lean source of protein with virtually no saturated fat.

And avocados have something like 20 vitamins per serving. Then there’s the mango salad with tomato. Good stuff!

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

A note on shrimp: I usually buy it frozen because most shrimp sold as “fresh” has actually been frozen and then thawed at the grocery fish counter.

I think you actually get a fresher product if you buy the frozen and keep it until you’’re ready to use it.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp Mango Salad

Grilled Avocado and Shrimp Mango Salad
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  2. 1 chopped mango
  3. juice from ½ lime
  4. 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  5. ½ pound jumbo shrimp
  6. juice from ½ lime
  7. 1 tsp honey
  8. 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  9. 1 tbsp canola oil
  10. 2 avocados
  11. 1 tbsp canola oil
Instructions
  1. Stir tomatoes, mango, cilantro and lime together and let sit while preparing shrimp.
  2. Mix lime, oil, honey and garlic in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss with shrimp and let marinade while grill preheats.
  3. Skewer shrimp and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink and curl. Remove from grill and chop into quarters.
  4. Cut avocados in half and remove seed. Lightly brush with oil and grill for 1-2 minutes. Remove from grill and spoon mango salsa into the hole where the seed was and top with chopped shrimp.
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.