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Shrimp and Avocado Skewers

Shrimp get a marinade of cayenne and lemon for a spicy-citrus touch. The succulent seafood pairs nicely with smooth avocado.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 8
Shrimp and Avocado Skewers

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011


  • 8 large shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined, tails left intact (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ripe but firm Hass avocado, sliced into 8 wedges


  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat grill to medium-high. Toss shrimp with lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.

  3. Thread 1 shrimp and 1 avocado wedge onto each skewer. Grill, flipping, until shrimp are cooked through and grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


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