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Categories: Appetizers, Fish and shellfish

Chunky Guacamole and Shrimp Wraps

At my house, a sure sign of spring is the inviting appearance of small, savory sandwiches and wraps flavored with fresh herbs. I like to serve them as appetizers before a barbecue or informal dinner, as a partner with salads ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling | Serves 4 to 6 with soup, 6 to 8 as hors d'oeuvres
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pit removed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 12 cooked medium shrimp, split lengthwise, veins removed
  • 8 large, firm cherry tomatoes, sliced paper-thin
  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish

Step 1Coarsely mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork. Stir in the mayonnaise, onion, lime juice and jalapeno, then salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2Spread the avocado mixture on the tortillas to the edges, about 2 tablespoons on each. Scatter about 12 cilantro leaves on each. Place 6 shrimp halves across the top 1/4 of the tortilla. Place the sliced tomatoes over the shrimp, dividing evenly. Start with the shrimp end and roll up tightly. Wrap airtight in plastic; twist ends. Refrigerate 2 to 6 hours.

Step 3Cut each in half (to accompany soup) or in 4 pieces (as hors d'oeuvre). Arrange on a platter; garnish with cilantro.

Each of 8 servings:
160 calories; 348 mg sodium; 166 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams protein; 1.57 grams fiber.
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