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Limey, buttery and easy, Shrimp in Avocado Butter makes a luxurious appetizer, tapas or delicious, indulgent dinner!


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  • 1 large avocado (pitted)
  • ½ stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, leaves and tender stems
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 large limes, to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • Hot sauce (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ((divided))
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound jumbo (12-20 ct) shrimp (peeled and deveined)


  1. Combine avocado, butter, cilantro, garlic and lime juice in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt to taste and add lime juice as needed. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet. Season shrimp with salt and black pepper.
  3. Place shrimp in the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side or until translucent and firm.
  4. Add butter to the skillet and melt over the shrimp. Serve immediately with lime wedges.
  5. View the recipe instructions at From a Chef's Kitchen

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