Shrimp, Pineapple and Avocado Cocktail (Cocktail de Camarones con Piña y Aguacate)

by Erica Dinho on July 13, 2009

Shrimp Cocktail with Pineapple and Avocado

Shrimp Cocktail with Pineapple and Avocado

This is a great way to cook a quick and delicious appetizer for family or friends using shrimp. Enjoy this dish on a warm sunny day.



(Serves 4)

  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 3 limes, divided
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small ripe avocados, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into ½ inch cubes
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  1. To prepare the shrimp, Place the juice of 2 limes, salt, pepper and cumin powder in a zip lock bag, add the shrimp and marinade in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes each side.
  3. Remove from the heat and let them cool. Reserve 8 shrimp for garnish and cut the rest into pieces at 3 pieces per shrimp.
  4. In a large bowl mix the pineapple chunks, red onion, cilantro, shrimp, juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients well, add the avocado and fold into the mixture.
  5. Serve in martini glasses and top with 2 whole shrimp each glass.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah July 13, 2009 at 7:01 PM

sounds great Erica would you like it to be featured on my new blog for an Alaskan Seafood company love Rebecca, comment on my blog or email rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com


2 HannahBanana aka Amanda July 13, 2009 at 9:15 PM

What a taste explosion! Thank you so much for the recipe, as we are shrimp and avocado lovers!
Love your blog!


3 Liz July 14, 2009 at 1:51 AM

Wow! All the flavors in this dish sound amazing together, love the idea! Thanks for the recipe.


4 Oysterculture July 14, 2009 at 8:32 AM

I may just have to start cooking pure Columbian recipes – this is another dish that my hubby would just love! Well me too for that matter.


5 Erica July 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Thank you so much for the comments everyone:)


6 Soma July 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM

your recipes are unqiue, quick & refreshing! Pineapple & avocado is summer heaven.

I made chimichurri a couple of days back.


7 Kim July 15, 2009 at 8:02 AM

What a great recipe – warmth from the cumin, creaminess from the avocado, sweetness from the pineapple….sounds like a flavor explosion.


8 nora@ffr July 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM

i just love shrimp. yummm! m sure this will taste heavenly delicious :)


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