Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shrimp Avocado Salsa

Adrienne generously invited Mike and I over on Friday night for food, fun and cocktails (couldn't think of a "F" word for alcoholic treats).  Adrienne and I both drank Skinnygirl margarita's (I love Bethany Frankel)!

I made Mike try it...

He was reluctant, but he liked it!  He still stuck with beer thought.

The other guest included the devily handsome Rocky, Adrienne's 8 month old Old English Chocolate Lab.  So CUTE!  He is 85 lbs of pure muscle!

Since Adrienne has a gimp hand, I helped her prepare the Shrimp Avocado Salsa.  We both follow all of the same food blogs and we saw this one on Gina's Skinny Recipes

What you Need:
  • 1 lbs shrimp (if frozen, defrost)
  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large tomato or 2 plum tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
If you are using frozen shrimp run COLD water over them until they are defrosted.  It takes about 7 minutes.  Let them hang out and dry until you are ready for them.

Cut your avocado down the middle and take out the pit.

Score the avocado using a paring knife.  Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh all the way down to the skin.  Place the avocado cubes into a good size mixing bowl.

Half the jalapeno and discard the membrane (white stuff) and the seeds.  Mince very fine.  Throw in with the avocado.

Squeeze the juice of a whole lime into the mixing bowl.

This will help prevent the avocado from turning brown.  Plus, it adds such a great taste!

Dice the tomato, discarding the slimy seeds.  Try to make them the same size as the avocado cubes.

Throw into the party.

Mince the red onion and put into the bowl.  Doesn't the onion look like a shell?!

Since the shrimp were kinda shrimpy (hehe), we just cut them in half.  If they are large shrimp, cut into thirds.

Salt and pepper the mix to taste.  Give a good stir to combine all the flavors.

Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors mingle and you are ready to eat!

Serve with tortilla chips.  Beware, this stuff is addictive!  I ate SO much of it!  After seeing pictures of it, I wish I had more right now!!

Adrienne also served hummus with carrot sticks

Chips and salsa

BBQ pulled pork and this AWESOME corn bake that I will have to get the recipe for!

She also made one of her famous cookie cakes.  She makes the absolute BEST cookie cake I have ever had!  This is Adrienne below.  Look how cute she is holding her drink with her green hulk casted arm!

We had a great time!  Her new home is GORGEOUS!  Mike and I left there completely stuffed!  I had to go crumble in bed and let the food coma subside..

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