Friday, May 1, 2009

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this flavorful starter

Recipe of the day

Makes: 6 servings

4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ red onion, sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño, seeded
2 garlic cloves
1 dashsh lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
½ spoon salt (optional)
¼ spoon chill powder
¼ spoon pepper
6 cups water
30 unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
1 large avocado, diced
Garnish: lime slices
Lime-flavored tortilla chips

PROCESS first 10 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill sauce up to 1 week.

BRING 6 cups water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chill up to 24 hours, if desired.

PEEL shrimp, leaving tails on; devein, if desired.

STIR avocado into sauce; spoon sauce evenly into 6 chilled martini glasses or small bowls. Arrange 5 shrimp around edge of each glass; garnish, if desired. Serve with lime-flavored tortilla chips.
source: Southern Living magazine, May 2005
Copyright Southern Progress Corporation May 2005

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Gourmet Large Shrimp from Lobster Gram
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Large shrimp (31-40 shrimp per pound)
Cocktail Sauce

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