- 1 lb. shrimp, cooked, peeled, & deveined
- 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, pitted, peeled, & diced
- 1 c. tomato, small dice
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 1/4 c. cilantro, roughly chopped
- 3 T. lime juice
- 2 T. onion, minced
- 2 T. jalapeño, seeded & minced
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- In a large bowl, add shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro lime juice, onions, jalapeños, salt, and pepper; mix gently until well combined.
This avocado shrimp salad is a fresh and tasty addition to any meal! Shrimp pairs nicely with the creaminess of avocado and sour cream to create a meal or snack that you can layer on a cracker, wrap in a lettuce leaf or spread on a whole grain piece of bread. Incorporating fresh Hass avocados in your family’s everyday recipes helps to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. They’re delicious, heart-healthy, and a source of naturally good fats.
Why devein shrimp?
Deveining shrimp is not required, but it can make shrimp more appealing. The deveining process takes out the digestive tract of the shrimp. This digestive tract can sometimes create a gritty texture, which most people do not like.
How do you clean shrimp?
Start by removing the shell of the shrimp. Go to the bottom of the shrimp and use your thumb and your forefinger to squish the base of the tail. Next, shimmy it off of the shrimp. Then, grab a paring knife and create a thin slit down the back of the shrimp. Don't go all the way through, just cut into the surface until you see a dark vein. This vein runs down the back of the shrimp, so slip your knife right underneath it and then pull it out. Finally, rinse the shrimp under clean water.
How do you peel shrimp?
To peel shrimp, use your thumb and your forefinger to squish the base of the tail, which is covered by the shell. Next, give the shell a tug to pull the shell off of the shrimp. It’s as easy as that.
How long do you cook shrimp?
Depending on the size of your shrimp and how many you have in the pan, this will usually take 4 to 5 minutes. The outside of your shrimp should be light pink, and the flesh will look slightly white.
How long is cooked shrimp good for?
According to the UDSA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, after cooking, you can store seafood in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. They also mention that any frozen fish or shellfish will be safe indefinitely; however, the flavor and texture will degrade with lengthy storage. They recommend, for the best quality, to freeze food at 0 °F for up to 3 months. It’s also important to note that seafood should never be left out over two hours.
How do you reheat shrimp?
We recommend using an oven to reheat shrimp. First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, cut a piece of aluminum foil and loosely wrap your shrimp with it. You can even brush them with some olive oil or a little melted butter. Make sure that shrimp are in a single layer and place them on an oven-safe tray. Lastly, place the tray in the oven for 15 minutes.
What can you serve with shrimp salad?
Many people enjoy pairing seafood, like shrimp, with beef. We recommend pairing your shrimp salad with this sliced steak and avocado wrap. It won’t disappoint!