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Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Bites

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!

I’m making a margharita style marinade for the shrimp, then whipping up a quick and easy guacamole to top on some grilled baguette slices. It’s light, delicious and full of flavor.

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!

If you’re in to the happy hour mood – which is us for sure on the end of a friday – this makes for the perfect dinner to pair with a cocktail.

It’s like having your own happy hour at home without having to get into your hazmat gear to try and have a semi normal night out in this crazy world we’re in right now!

Man, I hope that statement ages terribly!

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!

And as much as I love to try and have a normal evening out, when you have kids sometimes its just easier to do things at home.

When you have a 2 year old on the cusp of a threenager, dinner time isn’t always the most delightful thing at a restaurant.

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!

And these grilled shrimp and guacamole bites is exactly what Mom and Dad need on a friday. Air fry up some dino nuggets and veggies for the kids.

And that gives me enough time to grill everything up for us!

The marinade is quick. It’s got citrus in it so you don’t need it to sit too long or you’ll have ceviche! it gets just the right amount of flavor and goes great on top of the spicy guac!

I’m always about all things spicy. This guac uses serrano peppers out of my backyard prepper garden.

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!

Ok, its not-so-prepper. If all hell breaks loose, we’re legit living off peppers, lettuce, and tomatillos!

Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Bites

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 bites
Calories: 399kcal
Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a go!
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Ingredients

FOR THE SHRIMP

  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 loaf baguette
  • 1 tbsp butter melted

FOR THE GUAC

  • 5 avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 serrano pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add shrimp, with paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, tequila triple sec and juice from lime. let it sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Preheat grill
  • While the grill is preheating, mash avocados, chopped red onion, minced garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, Serrano pepper and cilantro. Mix together, then squeeze in juice from lime. This gives it flavor, but more importantly slows down the browning process.
  • Slice baguette into 1 inch slices, and bring them out along with your shrimp to the grill. Brush some melted butter on your baguettes slices and place them on the grill.
  • Grill shrimp for about 3-4 minutes per side, until opaque and curled. Bring everything off the grill.
  • Chop up your shrimp into bite sized pieces. Add a scoop of guac onto your toasted baguette, along with some shrimp. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!