Cucumber Shrimp Bites

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Shanthi Appelo

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These crunchy, sweet and savory delights offer healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the shrimp – adding a satisfying element. The shrimp are marinated in a honey-and-soy sauce mixture with generous fresh garlic and then cooked on the stovetop. Placed on a cucumber slice topped with guacamole, it’s a perfect bite of varying textures.

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  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail removed

  • 3 Tbsp. honey

  • 14 cup soy sauce

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced, divided

  • 1 tsp. ginger paste

  • 12 tsp. red pepper flakes or 1 Tbsp. sriracha

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 small avocados, peeled and pit removed

  • 3 Tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced, divided

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced ¼-inch thick

  • 3 sprigs green onions, chopped horizontally

  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds (optional)

  • Step 1

    Pat the shrimp dry using a towel or paper towel.

  • Step 2

    For the marinade: In a bowl combine honey, soy sauce, 3 garlic cloves, ginger and red pepper flakes. Reserve the remaining garlic clove for the guacamole.

  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl or zippered bag, add shrimp and ½ the marinade, reserving the rest. Make sure all of the shrimp is covered. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, discarding any leftover marinade. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until pink and barely cooked through.

  • Step 5

    Pour the remaining marinade into the pan and bring it to a simmer, stirring with the shrimp as it slightly reduces and warms through, for about a minute.

  • Step 6

    In a separate bowl, add avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic clove, cilantro and ½ juiced lime. Reserve the rest of the lime juice for the final touch. Press the mixture with a fork until desired guacamole consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir.

  • Step 7

    On a cucumber slice, add ~1 Tbsp. of the avocado mixture followed by a shrimp, green onion and lime juice. Enjoy!

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