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Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Seasoned and blackened Creole shrimp, light and tasty, on crispy and juicy cucumber slices, with fresh and creamy avocado and a tasty remoulade sauce!
The big game is fast approaching and I’ve collected some recipes for my game day party menu. These bites of shrimp blackened with avocado and cucumber are at the top of my list! Not only are they super tasty, but they are also pleasant, light, and healthy and they only take a few minutes to prepare! Just “blacken” the shrimp by seasoning them with a Creole seasoning and cooking them in a cast-iron frying pan over high heat for them to cook in no time, getting a nice blackened grasp on the edges while being succulent inside! The spicy shrimp is then served on crisp and fresh cucumber slices, accompanied by a creamy avocado sauce that is the perfect blend of flavors, textures, and temperature! I like to serve these shrimp in a tasty remoulade sauce to give a little more pep, but it’s completely optional. Whether you’re serving these mouthfuls of avocado and cucumber blackened shrimp at your football playoff party, for another sporting event or to receive guests, or even (I admit) as a light meal, you’ll love them for sure!


Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 8

Light and tasty blackened creole seasoned shrimp on crisp and juicy cucumber slices with cool and creamy avocado and flavour packed remoulade sauce!


ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup remoulade sauce (optional)
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro and/or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and cayenne to taste

directions

  1. Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning and cook in a preheated (medium-high heat) heavy bottomed pan/skillet until slightly blackened, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  2. Assemble the bites with cucumber slices, topped with avocado sauce, shrimp and remoulade sauce.
  3. Mix everything and enjoy!

Option: Use your favourite guacamole instead of this avocado sauce.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 155, Fat 8.8g (Saturated 1.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 168mg, Carbs 5.5g (Fiber 1.9g, Sugars 1.1g), Protein 13.6g

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