Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping in here today!  I’m lucky to have you!  😉

We have had the craziest weather here these past few days…it went from tank top & flip flop weather, to down coats and winter boots in a matter of 2 days.  Right now as I write this, it’s snowing.  A lot.  Enough already Mother Nature…we get the picture.  Winter is pretty, and it is only April, and we do live in Canada, but blah blah blah, bring on the sun and green grass!  We’re more than ready and deserving!

So what’s a girl to do with this nastiness?  Well cook something festive…let’s eat Mexican!  Mexican food is hands down my favourite type of food.  I love everything about it:  the ingredients, spices, flavours!  And the fact that for a small blip in time I’m swept away somewhere beautiful and hot!  Ahhhhhh

This dish does just that!  Get swept away with a Mexican flavour explosion with Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter!

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter and Spanish Rice

I found this recipe in a book that was sent to me to review, called 200 Easy Mexican Recipes by Kelley Cleary Coffeen.  Score!
I love this book – it’s packed with amazing, easy to make recipes!  I will be going back to this cookbook many, many times for recipes!  If you love to cook Mexican food, I definitely recommend this book!

So back to the recipe!  This Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter dish is so easy to make, and it’s packed with flavour!  A little bit of lime, a little bit of heat, a whole lot of deliciousness!

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Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter

Ingredients

Avocado Butter

  • 3 avocados
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Grilled Shrimp

  • 16 jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • cup juice of 2 limes about 1/4
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 4 metal skewers

Instructions

Avocado Butter

  1. In a food processor, combine the avocados, garlic, lime juice and olive oil.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. You can serve the avocado butter immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 hours.

Grilled Shrimp

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic, Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper and oil until well blended.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or for up to 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat your BBQ to medium-high heat.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and discard the marinade.
  6. Thread 4 shrimp on each skewer.
  7. Grill the shrimp, turning once, until the shrimp are pink and opaque, 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the skewers, and transfer them to a serving plate.
  9. Serve with the avocado butter.

Make this Grilled Shrimp dish with Spanish Rice!  You can find that recipe here.

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter and Spanish Rice

We devoured these shrimp!  The only thing that I would do differently next time, is make more of them.  They’re that good!  Let’s have one more look shall we…  😉

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter and Spanish Rice

 

By the way, I wanted to thank you all so much for reading and supporting me and leaving such fantastic comments in my last post.  One gal (Dani from lifeovereasy) said the comments were like walking in to a room full of incredible women!  And what truth there is in that!  You are incredible!

Have a delicious day!

For other great shrimp recipes, you can visit my links here:
Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp 
Shack’s Shrimp with Prosciutto and Basil
White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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14 Comments

  • Reply Randi - Dukes and Duchesses April 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM That sounds so delicious ... I just pinned it!
  • Reply Corrie_Alexa April 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM I want to know about the rice too. It all looks delicious! I have had issues with Spanish rice in the past. If you could post that recipe dinner would be planned! thanks!
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM I wondered if I was going to get asked about that rice! ;) I'll definitely get the recipe up!
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM Hi Corrie! Here's the recipe for that rice! https://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/2013/04/spanish-rice-a-recipe-follow-up.html
  • Reply Lisa Hains April 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM Looks wonderful Jo-Anna!! Mmmm!! So sorry for the snow...but just think that if it weren't for the April flurries, you wouldn't have been inspired to escape to this wonderful Mexican recipe...and that would sure be a shame!!! lol It would be wonderful if you could post the rice recipe, too, for us--it looks great, and such a perfect side for the shrimp! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Hiugs! Lisa p.s. We are in the Niagara region of Canada--where are you? So great to find other Canadian bloggers!!
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM Hi Lisa! I'm hoping to post the rice recipe right away - too funny - I didn't think anyone would notice it hahaha! We're in the Calgary region, and it's still winter here! Can't wait for spring!
  • Reply Atta Girl Amy April 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM Looks great. I've pinned this and plan to make it for dinner this week.
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM Thank you! I hope you love it!
  • Reply Spanish Rice…A Recipe Follow Up April 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM [...] I had a request…a couple actually…for the recipe for ‘that rice’ in my Mexican Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Butter [...]
  • Reply Aimee @ Captivating Corner Blog May 1, 2013 at 3:45 PM This sounds so yummy! Your pictures are perfectly clear and really add the appeal! I found you via the sunday showcase. Aimee @ Captivating Corner
  • Reply 9 Fresh & Delicious Mexican Inspired Recipes May 3, 2013 at 7:52 AM [...] Mexican Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter [...]
  • Reply Sherri @ MadeFromPinterest October 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM Shrimp and creole seasoning. My husband will be in heaven! These are a few of his favorite things! We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-13/ Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!
  • Reply Mexican Rice - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs May 2, 2014 at 7:39 AM […] full of flavour which pairs nicely with BBQ’d meats, or served alongside with my Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter!  And you can tailor this rice to your tastebuds too!  Add chopped jalapenos if you like more […]
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