Avocado stuffed with Shrimp (Aguacates Rellenos de Camarones)

by Erica Dinho on June 27, 2009

Avpcado Stuffed with Shrimp

This Avocado Sttuffed with Shrimp dish is very easy to prepare and is ideal to serve as a delicious snack at any time of the day.

Aguacates Rellenos de Camarones are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of South America.

Avocado Stuffed with Shrimp

Aguacate Relleno de Camarones



(Serves 6)

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 24 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3/4 cup salsa rosada
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lettuce for Serving

Aguacate Relleno de Camarones


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot. Add the shrimp, cover and turn the heat off. Leave the shrimp in the water for 5 minutes and drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the shrimp, onion, salsa rosada, cilantro, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Cut the avocados lengthwise and remove the pit, drizzle with the lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the lettuce in a serving plate and place the avocados on top. Fill each avocado with the shrimp mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.
  6. Aguacate Relleno

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Monica Wong June 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Looks fresh and yummy!


2 the epicurean's market June 27, 2009 at 12:21 PM

I’m loving this! I’ve never had a stuffed avocado before and I’m thinking that this would be a perfect side dish. :)


3 Marta June 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Oh how I love salsa rosada!!!! Recuerdo comerme huevitos de codorniz remojados en salsa rosada cuando era ninna! que delicia!
Estos aguacaticos se ven deliciosos!


4 Erica June 27, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Hi Marta,
I love huevitos de codorniz.
En las fiestas de mi familia en Colombia nunca faltaban con salsa rosada! Los mejores recuerdos de mi vida.

Gracias por visitarme.


5 justjoycee June 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM

This looks delicious. Can’t wait for my avacado tree, which is full, is ready to harvest.


6 Soma June 27, 2009 at 5:17 PM

THose are really really cute:-) I have avocado & shrimps at home most of the time, & my dds & me love both.


7 Lori Lynn June 27, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Looks delicioso! I like the sauce too.


8 Jyoti June 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Looks great! Love the presentation!


9 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Love this idea of stuffing the avocado with shrimp and the sauce is delicious!


10 Erica June 28, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


11 Pocky June 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

WoW! That looks so good! The shrimps look all juicy and plump.


12 Lisa July 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM

It’s a holiday weekend and this would be a perfect light lunch between all the grilling I’m planning. :-)


13 History of Greek Food August 13, 2009 at 3:17 AM

Wtithout cilantro, this avocado appetizer is very popular also in Greece!!


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