Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

February 18, 2016

Author Notes: Spicy sauteed shrimp are stuffed into avocados and covered with monterey jack cheese, then baked until golden, bubbly and delicious.todayimight.com

Makes: 2 halves

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup medium shrimp (tail-off)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 lime (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Add corn starch and dried spices (onion powder, chili powder, cayenne, garlic salt, paprika, and cumin) to a ziploc bag.
  2. Toss shrimp in bag and shake until each shrimp is well coated with the mixture.
  3. In a small frying pan, heat olive oil on medium high.
  4. Add shrimp mixture and cook until shrimp are pink (tossing frequently).
  5. Add sour cream and salsa and stir until well combined.
  6. Turn heat down to medium-low and continue stirring and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Once shrimps are cooked, halve avocado and remove seed.
  8. Spoon half of shrimp mixture into each half of the avocado.
  9. Cover with ¼ cup of Monterey Jack cheese per avocado.
  10. Transfer to foil-lined cookie sheet and broil in oven or toaster oven for 5-7 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  11. Garnish with lime and fresh cilantro if desired.

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