Shrimp Flower Appetizer

With another holiday meal coming up next weekend, I thought I’d share a variation of my Shrimp and Avocado Roumelade appetizer.  I fixed it a bit differently and tweaked the recipe too.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

Start by gathering your ingredients. Remember my thrift store score of these parfait glasses? No one says they can only be used for ice cream. They are the perfect thing to create these pretty appetizers, just for us two.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

So, I combined the ingredients for the dressing, and split the avocado, shredded the lettuce and chopped it.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

Place the chopped lettuce in the bottom, arrange the avocado like flower petals, add the dressing in the middle.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

Then add the shrimp.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

You can stop here, and have a lovely appetizer.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

One thing I like is Bold Smoked Salt. It is a large crystal, smoky flavor salt that goes well with seafood and veggies. You could also do some fresh cracked pepper with sea salt.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

Dressed up or served plain, it is a festive appetizer that only takes a minute to prepare. It is perfect for a holiday or to make an everyday meal just a bit special.  Enjoy!

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

Shrimp and Avocado Flower Appetizer

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or smoked paprika)
2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
8 medium shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined, chilled
1 medium avocado, peeled and sliced into eight slices
1/4 cup chopped lettuce
Optional – Bold Smoked Salt, Cracked Black Pepper

Mix mayonnaise with next three ingredients.  In pretty parfait glasses, place half of the lettuce in the bottom of each. Arrange avocado slices around the edge in a flower shape. Dollop dressing in the center. Add whole shrimp to the top fanning the tails out between the avocado. Optional, top with a pinch of bold smoked salt, or freshly ground black pepper. Two servings.

Shrimp Flower Appetizer at From My Carolina Home

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11 thoughts on “Shrimp Flower Appetizer

  1. Melanie

    Looks delicious; we love shrimp and avocado. One of my favorite, easy appetizers for parties is sausage stuff mushrooms, always a hit. May you have a very Happy Easter! :o)

  2. Cheryl Buchanan

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I used to enjoy something like this in Africa. It was a shrimp dish in a sauce like that on a halved avocado. Absolutely loved it. They called it shrimp alexandria. Thanks Carole.

  3. Brenda Ackermstan

    Hello Mizz Devine Chef Carole….(it is all supposed to be pronounced very French, which I can not do so you will have to do for me or better yet, have Hubby do it!) I hope that you are laughing so hard with me!!

    I am disappointed in myself, I seem to have missed this delicious appetizer when you shared it before. I am so thrilled not to have missed it this time!!! Hubby and I love shrimp and I will eat his half of the avocado. Plus, all of the ladies in the family love both so it will be a great treat for any time of the year! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Once again today, I am working on making all of the Quarter Square Triangles. I do not understand why they take me so long to make, but they are fun to make non the less. I do not know if I told you that this is my very first time at making these! By the time I am finished making them, I should be an expert. LOL. I need to take some pictures today and post them! I keep forgetting Carole….sorry! Well off I will go in search of the camera and to begin sewing.

    Have a great

  4. Jann Olson

    Oh yum! This is right up my alley. I love shrimp cocktails and this is a fun twist. I alsPo love avocado. I would definitely add S&P. I S&P everything! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.

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