Monday, July 18, 2011

santa fe avocado and shrimp dish

I've been thinking about making this dish since it started to warm up and the tomatoes began to appear on the vines. I could wait no longer and broke down, purchased a couple of Amish tomatoes and brought one of my own in with cucumbers and jalapeno peppers from the garden and got to work making this quick hot weather dish.

 For me, it is a main course and leaves me room for dessert. For Mat, it goes great with a sandwich and extra tortilla chips.

Santa Fe Avocado and Shrimp 
from "The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper" by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift  

-1/2 seeded jalapeno pepper
-1 clove garlic
-1/2 red onion
-1/4 cup lime juice
-1/4-1/2 tsp. ground coriander
-1/4 - 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
-few dashes of freshly ground black pepper
-3 large tomatoes, chopped
-1 cucumber, chopped
-1/2 bag of boiled, shrimp - thawed 
-1 avocado

for serving: tortilla chips and sliced lime (optional)

In a food processor, mince the jalapeno, red onion and garlic. In a small bowl, pour the lime juice, minced jalapeno and garlic, and some coriander and cumin along with a few dashes of freshly ground black pepper. Let set for 10 minutes. In a medium sized bowl, after running the tomatoes quickly through the food processor, add the cucumber and then the other mixed ingredients. Save the shrimp and avocado. In each serving bowl, add the shrimp, avocado to the spice/veg mix. 


  1. I'll have to try this, we are loving fresh guac around our house this summer and I'd love to try something else with avacados in it! :)

  2. I love fresh guac - I could eat it with every meal!! I think you would like this then. And it goes together pretty quickly which is always a plus this time of year. ;)

  3. Definitely going to try it! :)

  4. Let me know what you think. :)