Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
The Big Game is quickly approaching and I have been pulling together some recipes for my game day party menu and these blackened shrimp avocado cucumber bites are high on my list! Not only are they super tasty but they are also nice, light and healthy and they only take a few minutes to make! You simply "blacken" the shrimp by seasoning them with creole seasoning and searing them in a cast iron pan over high heat so that they cook in no time, getting a nice light blackened sear on the edges while still being succulent on the inside! The spicy shrimp is then served on top of crispy and cool cucumber slices along with a creamy avocado sauce that is the perfect combo of flavours, textures and temperature! I like to serve these shrimp in a tasty remoulade sauce to kick things up a bit more, but it's completely optional. Whether you are serving these blackened shrimp avocado cucumber bites at your football playoff party, for some other sports event or for entertaining guests or even (I'll admit it) as a light meal, they are sure to please!

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber BitesBlackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites with Remoulade Sauce
Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 8

Light and tasty blackened creole seasoned shrimp on crisp and juicy cucumber slices with cool and creamy avocado and flavour packed remoulade sauce!


ingredients
    For the shrimp and cucumber bites:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup remoulade sauce (optional)
  • For the avocado sauce:
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro and/or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and cayenne to taste
directions
    For the shrimp and cucumber bites:
  1. Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning and cook in a preheated (medium-high heat) heavy bottomed pan/skillet until slightly blackened, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  2. Assemble the bites with cucumber slices, topped with avocado sauce, shrimp and remoulade sauce.
  3. For the avocado sauce:
  4. Mix everything and enjoy!

Option: Use your favourite guacamole instead of this avocado sauce.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 155, Fat 8.8g (Saturated 1.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 168mg, Carbs 5.5g (Fiber 1.9g, Sugars 1.1g), Protein 13.6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

14 comments:

Leonor Cerveira said...

Hello :)...
5 *****...
Kiss

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Heather Christo said...

Kevin- you never disappoint! These are so up my alley, I am ready to make these for dinner tonight!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

These look scrumptious!

Maria Lichty said...

These are adorable!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

These appetizers would not last long on any party table!

Jenny said...

These appetizers look perfect!

Marion said...

whole30! Yum! Thanks

jmd1117 said...

Can these possibly be cooked ahead of time

Kevin Lynch said...

jmd1117: Yes, you can! I prefer the shrimp freshly cooked. :)

Nilha Pearce said...

These little gems are perfection! They practically melt in your mouth. The burst of flavors and textures is wonderful. Thank you Kevin. Between these and your Maple Candied Bacon, I will never be the same!

Phaytea's Pulse said...

Fun way to have avocado....Thanks for sharing

Carol k said...

These are awesome and I served them at two parties last week and they were a big hit! Thanks

muv666 said...

Are these ok at room temp? Are they chilled? Wondering how they'd do sitting out with the other appetizers. They look amazing. Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

muv666: These are good at room temp! Enjoy!

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