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


Servings

Total time

0 minutes

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • 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)


Method

  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.

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