Spanish Tapas - Avocado Puree and Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Spanish tapas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and the bodies and fry briefly in oil, set aside.
  2. Peel avocados, remove the pits and crush/mush with green onion, garlic, olive oil and cream to form a velvety smooth purée using a hand blender Season to taste.
  3. Place shredded lettuce in the base of a cocktail dish (optional) then add alternate layers of shrimp and avocado purée.
  4. Refrigerate until serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oh My Heavens, I'm going to buy a case of avocado's and move to Spain! I loved the sound of this delight and had to try it but I couldn't bring myself to use all that fat. I lightly poached the shrimp in salt water until *just* cooked and for the whipping cream I used fat free liquid coffee creamer, I don't feel bad about the avocado because it's "good" heart healthy fat (I know, fat is still fat and we shouldn't overdo). The avocado mash is pure heaven and I could smear it on every thing (I'm currently considering the possibility of cake filling!). If you like avocado and shrimp run to the food processor and make this NOW!!!

5 5

Wow, the avocado puree was so neat! It most certainly does come out silky smooth, and has a great flavor. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

5 5

I used cooked salad shrimp for this. I cut the recipe down to serve 2. We loved the avocado puree. Thanks for sharing. Made fpr ZWT 8- Spain/Portugal.