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Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole

Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole

Treat yourself to this wonderful shrimp and guacamole, you'll be so glad you did!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Shrimp Guacamole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3


For the Chipotle Shrimp:

  • large whole raw shrimp peeled, deveined, tails-off
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Guacamole:

  • 3 ripe Hass avocados meat removed and mashed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 large jalapeno stem and seeds removed, diced (or 2 jalapenos if more heat is preferred)
  • 1 large clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons diced red onion can use yellow or white onion if preferred
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 Roma tomatoes pulp removed and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 Cooked Chipotle shrimp cut in small chunks
  • 1 Cooked Chipotle shrimp for garnish


For the Chipotle Shrimp:

  • In a small bowl, add Chipotle powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • With tongs, toss the shrimp until all sides of the shrimp are coated with the spice mixture. Set aside for a moment.
  • Heat a medium size skillet on low to medium heat and add olive oil.
  • In the pan, add the shrimp. When the bottom sides of the shrimp turn white (about 2 minutes), turn them over and cook the other side for about the same amount of time or until the shrimp are completely cooked.
  • Transfer the shrimp from the pan on to a plate and set aside to cool while making the guacamole.

For the Guacamole:

  • In a medium size bowl, add mashed avocados, lime juice, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Stir together and set aside for a moment.
  • Cut the shrimp (all but one; save for garnish) into small chunks.
  • Add about 3/4's of the cut shrimp to the guacamole (reserve some for garnish) and stir together.
  • Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl and garnish with pieces of the cut shrimp and one whole shrimp.
  • Serve right away.