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    aem Guest

    Default Request: Shrimp Salad

    Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    proven recipes out there? -aem

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    Jean B. Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? -aem


    Shrimp w green goddess dressing, and celery for crunch. Served in
    avocado shell. I used to do a similar thing with crab, so I am
    thinking it would also be good with shrimp.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Shrimp w green goddess dressing, and celery for crunch. Served in
    >avocado shell. I used to do a similar thing with crab, so I am
    >thinking it would also be good with shrimp.


    What exactly is meant by an avocado shell?

    Steve

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    Nan Guest

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    On Nov 18, 1:12*pm, aem <aem_ag...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. *Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. *I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. *I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? * *-aem


    One of the things I found Shrimp Salad needs is celery seed, but with
    fresh celery, maybe not..... I don't have a specific recipe.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Steve Pope wrote:
    > Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Shrimp w green goddess dressing, and celery for crunch. Served in
    >> avocado shell. I used to do a similar thing with crab, so I am
    >> thinking it would also be good with shrimp.

    >
    > What exactly is meant by an avocado shell?




    If you get an avocado shrimp salad in a restaurant around it is usually
    a peeled half avocado with a spoonful of shrimp salad where the pit was.
    It is usually pretty disappointing. When my wife ordered one in a
    hotel restaurant near in Verdun France it was an entire avocado sliced
    and laid in a circle around a pile of shrimp salad and a dozen peel and
    eat shrimp on top. It was supposed to be the appetizer, but by the time
    she finished it she was stuffed, and it was too late to cancel the steak
    that she had ordered.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Steve Pope wrote:
    > Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Shrimp w green goddess dressing, and celery for crunch. Served in
    >> avocado shell. I used to do a similar thing with crab, so I am
    >> thinking it would also be good with shrimp.

    >
    > What exactly is meant by an avocado shell?
    >
    > Steve


    Half and avocado with the pit removed. One could also serve such
    things on peeled slices.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    > Steve Pope wrote:
    >> Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Shrimp w green goddess dressing, and celery for crunch. Served in
    >>> avocado shell. I used to do a similar thing with crab, so I am
    >>> thinking it would also be good with shrimp.

    >>
    >> What exactly is meant by an avocado shell?

    >
    >
    >
    > If you get an avocado shrimp salad in a restaurant around it is usually
    > a peeled half avocado with a spoonful of shrimp salad where the pit was.
    > It is usually pretty disappointing. When my wife ordered one in a
    > hotel restaurant near in Verdun France it was an entire avocado sliced
    > and laid in a circle around a pile of shrimp salad and a dozen peel and
    > eat shrimp on top. It was supposed to be the appetizer, but by the time
    > she finished it she was stuffed, and it was too late to cancel the steak
    > that she had ordered.


    Eerm, I wasn't envisioning a microscopic amount of shrimp salad.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Nov 18, 12:12*pm, aem <aem_ag...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. *Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. *I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. *I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? * *-aem


    Shrimp dip is great with a little Worcestershire sauce and some chili
    powder. I might experiment with a small amount of the mix and see if
    that's good - maybe with just the chili powder .... sounds good to
    me. ;-)

    N.

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    Lynn from Fargo Guest

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    On Nov 18, 12:12*pm, aem <aem_ag...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. *Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. *I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. *I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? * *-aem


    Shrimp "Cocktail" with Spicy Horseradish Salsa. The one I made was
    served in a cocktail glass: Shrimp, cubed avocado, a little diced
    celery and some minced red/yellow/orange/green bell peppers and some
    sliced scallions all squirted with a little lemon (so the avocados
    don't brown) and the salsa was either spooned on or passed. I really
    love horseradish, but your favorite salsa (green? red? hot? mild?
    chipotle?) would be fine.
    Lynn in Fargo
    Eats avocados with a spoon when the ones in the store look good and I
    can afford them.

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    aem Guest

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    On Nov 18, 10:43 am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > [snip] .... When my wife ordered one in a
    > hotel restaurant near in Verdun France it was an entire avocado sliced
    > and laid in a circle around a pile of shrimp salad and a dozen peel and
    > eat shrimp on top. It was supposed to be the appetizer, but by the time
    > she finished it she was stuffed, and it was too late to cancel the steak
    > that she had ordered.


    I like this idea for service better than the big mound in a half
    avocado that I was envisioning. Might still limit it to half an
    avocado, sliced, but with a good-sized portion of shrimp. Speaking of
    the shrimp, should I buy a medium size instead of the usual large that
    I get for other uses? I'm now thinking small dice of celery and red
    bell pepper but still undecided about the dressing. -aem


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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? -aem


    How about Mexican shrimp cocktail?

    It is usually a mixture of cooked shrimp, tomato, onion, avocado and
    lime juice with maybe a little cilantro. You can Google for recipes.
    This one looks fairly authentic.

    http://www.grouprecipes.com/15290/me...-cocktail.html

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    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Arri London Guest

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    aem wrote:
    >
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? -aem


    Make your best well-seasoned vinaigrette, marinate the shrimp and scoop
    the lot into the avocado halves.

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    pavane Guest

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    "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    | Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    | ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    | filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    | before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    | version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    | that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    | proven recipes out there? -aem

    Since no one has suggested it yet, why don't you take a look at any
    of the recipes for Crab Louis, substituting chopped up shrimp for the
    crab. They have a good amount of pizzazz, being a mayo/chili sauce/
    citrus/hot sauce mixture, and would go beautifully with avocados or
    on a spread of avocados and lettuce. By the time the sauce is finished
    the difference between shrimp and crab is minimal.

    pavane



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    Andy Guest

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    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote in news:3247d120-0b2c-4bd1-92a7-
    [email protected]:

    > Shrimp "Cocktail" with Spicy Horseradish Salsa. The one I made was
    > served in a cocktail glass: Shrimp, cubed avocado, a little diced
    > celery and some minced red/yellow/orange/green bell peppers and some
    > sliced scallions all squirted with a little lemon (so the avocados
    > don't brown) and the salsa was either spooned on or passed. I really
    > love horseradish, but your favorite salsa (green? red? hot? mild?
    > chipotle?) would be fine.
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > Eats avocados with a spoon when the ones in the store look good and I
    > can afford them.



    Lynn,

    That stirs up ideas of a "'Phargo' Shrimpsteak."

    Saute 1/2 pound of small or bay shrimp in vegetable oil, combine with a
    few tablespoons of medium diced sauted onions, a sprinkle of minced
    garlic. Gather up on the grill to line up to fit a 10" hoagie roll, drop
    a half diced avocado on top of that, cover with a 80% split open soft
    Amoroso roll, press down while bunching it to pack it tightly together,
    deftly spatula turn it on it's back in your hand, place on butcher's
    paper and add a good swipe of spicy creamy horseradish sauce (think
    "Cheez-Whiz"), wrap it up and serve for $10. "NEXT?"

    Best,

    Andy


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    cshenk Guest

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    "aem" wrote

    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? -aem


    I had one at a friend's place. It wasnt in an avocado but I think it would
    match up.

    It was sour cream, chopped shrimp, and used a pre-made cajun seasoning (Like
    Tony C's). She had just a touch of chopped raw onion and a few chopped
    black olives in it too.

    Maybe?


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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:12:03 -0800 (PST), aem <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    >ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    >filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    >before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    >version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    >that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    >proven recipes out there? -aem


    This is more complicated than stuffing an avocado and squeezing lime
    over it (or in my case drizzling Italian dressing on it).

    Southwestern Shrimp Salad

    Yield: 4 Servings
    Dressing

    4 green onions; chopped
    1 c fresh cilantro; chopped
    1 c fresh lime (or lemon) juice
    2 t olive oil
    1 t sugar
    1 jalapeno chili; chopped
    1 t salt
    Salad

    1 1/2 c frozen corn; thawed
    1 can (15 oz.) black beans; rinsed
    1 avocado; peeled, diced
    1 red bell pepper; diced
    3/4 c red onion; diced
    1 1/4 lb medium sized cooked shrimp; peeled and deveined
    1 head of red leaf lettuce, washed

    Blend dressing ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.

    Combine corn, black beans, zucchini, avocado, red pepper and red onion
    in large bowl. Reserve a few shrimp for garnish. Cut the remaining
    shrimp crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds, add to the corn mixture.
    Toss salad with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Place whole or torn lettuce leaves on a large dish. Top with salad.
    Garnish with whole shrimp, cilantro sprigs and lime wedges.

    Recipe inspired by: Gourmet Magazine


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >1 1/4 lb medium sized cooked shrimp; peeled and deveined


    So what type / quality level of shrimp do you use in
    such a salad? Shrimp is really variable in my experience.

    I suspect the best might be line-caught shrimp, sauteed
    and then peeled/deveined. Lots of work for a lot of people
    though. (Boiled instead of sauteed might be okay,
    but IME boiled shrimp are more rubbery, as are pre-cooked.)

    Steve

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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 04:56:43 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>1 1/4 lb medium sized cooked shrimp; peeled and deveined

    >
    >So what type / quality level of shrimp do you use in
    >such a salad? Shrimp is really variable in my experience.
    >
    >I suspect the best might be line-caught shrimp, sauteed
    >and then peeled/deveined. Lots of work for a lot of people
    >though. (Boiled instead of sauteed might be okay,
    >but IME boiled shrimp are more rubbery, as are pre-cooked.)
    >
    >Steve


    We get good quality shrimp here, so I buy what's a good price at
    the time. If I don't feel like peeling, I'll buy a bag of preshelled
    shrimp and if I buy bigger shrimp, I cut them into rounds about a half
    and inch long.

    FYI: I don't have a problem with precooked shrimp, probably because I
    don't reheat them.

    My issue with shrimp is having them taste like the sea. To do that,
    I'll soak them in acidulated water, rinse and then give them a long
    soak in salted water. I usually do that with raw shrimp, but it works
    with precooked too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > Avocados were only 3 for a dollar the other day. Waiting for them to
    > ripen I've been considering what to do and conceived the notion of
    > filling avocado halves with shrimp salad. I've made shrimp salad
    > before but it lacked pizazz so I thought I'd see if anyone has a
    > version that would go well with/in avocado. I'm thinking of something
    > that can just be served with just a squeeze of lemon or lime.....Any
    > proven recipes out there? -aem


    This may be too late for you, but I love shrimp salad that's just
    shrimp, a little Thai sweet chili sauce, some sliced green onion, and
    either avocado or mango.

    (Gratuitous pic at
    http://pics.livejournal.com/serenejo...llery/00015q4c )

    Serene

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Wed 18 Nov 2009 10:59:42p, sf told us...

    > On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 04:56:43 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    > (Steve Pope) wrote:
    >
    >>sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>1 1/4 lb medium sized cooked shrimp; peeled and deveined

    >>
    >>So what type / quality level of shrimp do you use in
    >>such a salad? Shrimp is really variable in my experience.
    >>
    >>I suspect the best might be line-caught shrimp, sauteed
    >>and then peeled/deveined. Lots of work for a lot of people
    >>though. (Boiled instead of sauteed might be okay, but IME boiled
    >>shrimp are more rubbery, as are pre-cooked.)
    >>
    >>Steve

    >
    > We get good quality shrimp here, so I buy what's a good price at
    > the time. If I don't feel like peeling, I'll buy a bag of preshelled
    > shrimp and if I buy bigger shrimp, I cut them into rounds about a half
    > and inch long.
    >
    > FYI: I don't have a problem with precooked shrimp, probably because I
    > don't reheat them.
    >
    > My issue with shrimp is having them taste like the sea. To do that,
    > I'll soak them in acidulated water, rinse and then give them a long
    > soak in salted water. I usually do that with raw shrimp, but it works
    > with precooked too.
    >


    Gee, could it be because they live in the sea and they're called seafood?
    :-))) However, I agree and treat them similarly.

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    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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