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Shrimp Guac-Tail

Shrimp Guac-Tail

To me, this is probably the best complete Paleo appetizer/meal that I have made (not to mention a really kick-ass name!!).  You have your pure protein with the simplicity of the shrimp (their flavor stands alone!), the good fat (avocado) and the other natural ingredients (the garlic, shallot, tomatoes, fresh lime and cilantro in the guac).  This one will impress your paleo and non-paleo friends alike!

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (I chose 26-30 ct)
2 ripe avocados
1/2 lime, juice squeezed
1 tsp sea salt
1 large shallot (or 1/2 red onion), finely minced
1/2 tsp Sriracha (or seeded fresh red chili)
1/4 cup chopped seeded tomatoes, Roma or Pearl are my favorite
2T fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced

In a medium saucepan, fill with water about halfway. Boil. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Drain. Set aside.

Cut avocados in half. Discard skins and inner seed. Mash avocado “meat” roughly with a fork. Add lime juice first to avoid avocado browning. Add remaining ingredients. Mix gently with a spoon.

Distribute guacamole and shrimp among plates. Use extra cilantro leaves for the “pretty” factor.

Enjoy!!

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