Grilled Avocados with Shrimp


3 Tablespoons oil, divided

1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro

1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

12 oz. shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed

2 avocados, halved and pitted

Juice of ½ lime

1 mango, diced

¼ cup red onion, diced (opt.)



Preheat grill to medium-high heat.


Mix 2 Tablespoons oil with cilantro, 1 Tablespoon lime juice, garlic powder and pepper flakes in a bowl; add shrimp and toss to coat. Brush halved avocados with remaining oil and the juice of ½ a lime.


Grill shrimp and avocados, uncovered, over direct heat. Grill shrimp until curled and pink, 3-5 minutes. Grill avocados, flesh side down, until bright green and grill marks appear, about 5 minutes. 


Remove shrimp and avocados from grill. Scoop out the dice top two-thieds of flesh in each avocado, leaving bottom in the shell. Gently stir diced avocado, shrimp and mango in a bowl; spoon back into shells. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. 


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