Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This is another recipe that could be also an appetizer. It is so light, flavorful and easy to assemble. I paired it with a salad. 

Tartines w/ Avocado Mash and Grilled Shrimp
Adapted from Stacy Snacks Online

Makes 4 tartines

4 slices of good bread
2 ripe avocados
handful of chopped fresh cilantro
juice of 1 lime
kosher salt
1 tbsp of minced red onion
a shake of cayenne pepper (or two)
1 tsp of cumin
olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
8 uncooked shrimp, shells and tails removed
fresh chives for garnish

Mash the avocado with the cilantro, cayenne, lime juice, red onion and kosher salt. Set aside.

In a grill pan, heat olive oil and shake cumin over the shrimp. Add the garlic and shrimp to the pan and cook 2 minutes on each side. Slice each shrimp in half.

Toast the bread and drizzle with the olive oil that you used to grill the shrimp with from the grill pan (yes, that's what I said).

Schmear the toasts w/ the avocado mash and top with 4 shrimp halves each. 

Garnish w/ fresh snipped chives and enjoy warm.

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