Delicious Spicy Shrimp with Citrus Avocado Sauce

Spicy shrimp recipe with citrus avocado dipping sauce

This spicy shrimp with citrus avocado sauce will catch everyone off guard because the flavours are so unexpected. People will assume that there is some sort of chili powder mixture on the shrimp (see what I mean). And then they’ll drag the shrimp through the extra creamy avocado sauce, pop it in their mouth and be completely surprised and amazed.

It works great as an easy and impressive appetizer but makes a nice main dish too, along with a salad and rice.

Spicy shrimp recipe with citrus avocado dipping sauce

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Delicious Spicy Shrimp with Citrus Avocado Sauce

(torn out of a Food & Wine magazine back in 2002)

  • Author: Crosby Molasses

Ingredients

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Shrimp

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp. allspice
  • 1 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled with tails left on
  • Sea salt and pepper

 

Citrus avocado sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Shrimp:

  1. Combine all ingredients except shrimp, in a large bowl and mix well. Add shrimp and toss to coat. (I like to use my hands for this part).
  2. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes. (While the shrimp is marinating mix up the avocado sauce.)
  3. To cook the shrimp: sauté in a large pan over medium high heat until pink, turning once. (Do this in 2-3 batches).
  4. Or grill over medium heat

 

Citrus avocado sauce:

  1. In a blender or food processor puree the avocado, garlic orange and lime juice.
  2. Season with salt & pepper then gently blend in the olive oil.

Keywords: spicy shrimp, citrus avocado sauce

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  • August 5, 2018
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    jeannine LaFleche

    can the avocado cream sauce be prepard the day before ?

    • August 14, 2018
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Jeannine, I haven’t made the avocado sauce that far in advance. Not sure if you’d have trouble with it turning brown on top. If you covered it well (pressed the wrap right against the top of the sauce) it my be fine. Good luck.

  • February 6, 2018
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    Willie Hughes

    Hi I am dying to try out some of your recipe I’m looking forward to it thank you and when i, do i will come back and let you know how they came out.

    • February 7, 2018
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      Lynn Purdy

      Willie, Please do try some of the recipes and Please let me know how you liked them.

  • February 6, 2018
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    Willie Hughes

    Hi I am dying to try out some of your recipe I’m looking forward to it thank you want to do I will come back and let you know how they came out.

  • September 4, 2013
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    Avril

    LOVE SHRIMP ESPECIALLY COOKED WITH SPICES, YUMMO!THANKS FOR SHARING!

  • June 9, 2013
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    bertha

    Crosby,s molasses,is the best going,it is made in new Brunswick, where I am from and have a sister named mamie.

  • June 8, 2013
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    Eileen

    AWESOME AWESOME,,,,,,ALWAYS WANTED A GOOD RECIPED FOR SHRIMP NOW I HAVE IT AWESOME,,,,,

    • June 10, 2013
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Eileen, Glad you like it!

  • June 8, 2013
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    Eileen

    WILL TRY THIS RIGHT AWAY ,,,,,,@ GIVE THE REC. TO ALL MY FRIENDS

  • June 1, 2013
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    ginette

    I REALLY want to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<YUMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Mamie

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