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Zhizara 08-06-2011 09:44 PM

Stuffed Avocados
 
I found a couple of the most beautiful avocados today. I also picked up a pound of frozen wild caught 91/xxx shrimp (cleaned, of course).

One of my favorite dinners is a simple shrimp salad stuffed avocado.

Do you stuff your avocados and if so, with what?:chef:

merstar 08-06-2011 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Zhizara (Post 1034209)
I found a couple of the most beautiful avocados today. I also picked up a pound of frozen wild caught 91/xxx shrimp (cleaned, of course).

One of my favorite dinners is a simple shrimp salad stuffed avocado.

Do you stuff your avocados and if so, with what?:chef:

I love them stuffed with shrimp salad also. Unfortunately, I've developed an allergy to avocados, so I can't eat them anymore. :sad:

PrincessFiona60 08-06-2011 09:49 PM

I am very original, I eat avocados with a spoon, they rarely make it into anything.

LPBeier 08-06-2011 09:54 PM

I will have to try the shrimp stuffing idea, Z! It sounds wonderful. I make avacado and sprout sandwiches all the time, and make guacamole. I also slice them into my salads and eat them like our Princess does! I will have to think about stuffings. You have opened up a whole new world for me! :smile:

Andy M. 08-06-2011 10:02 PM

One of the tastiest appys I've had recently was at a restaurant in Aruba. They served an avocado half filled with crabmeat salad and topped with shrimp. It was delicious.

PrincessFiona60 08-06-2011 10:04 PM

Actually, I'm going to go get some avocados, if I can find good ones, for Chicken Tortilla Soup tomorrow. There's something about hot avocado!

purple.alien.giraffe 08-07-2011 01:51 AM

I would never have thought to stuff avocados. How exactly do you do this? Is it just a matter of removing the pit and stuffing the shrimp salad into the resulting hole? I've stuffed avocados into something else, but never stuffed them. This is something I need to try. It sounds good!

Claire 08-07-2011 05:14 AM

Near and Dear to my heart. The first meal I made for my then-boyfriend (now husband) had stuffed avocado for the first course. I was quite broke then and the avocado and shrimp nearly broke the bank! I think I let the shrimp stand almost along -- just a little olive oil and vinegar. Maybe some green onions. I pitted and very carefully peeled the avocado. The extra $$ for another avocado just wasn't there, but I did it. I also roasted a duck, something I'd never done before. I'd made a red wine marinade and the duck turned a ghastly shade of purple that made me break out in tears! But it tasted good.

Zhizara 08-07-2011 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by purple.alien.giraffe (Post 1034260)
I would never have thought to stuff avocados. How exactly do you do this? Is it just a matter of removing the pit and stuffing the shrimp salad into the resulting hole? I've stuffed avocados into something else, but never stuffed them. This is something I need to try. It sounds good!

That's exactly how you stuff it.

The idea came from a lunch my Mom and I had when shopping at Macy's restaurant. We tried it, loved it, adopted the idea. I've been making it for years.

Andy I love the idea of crab too.

SherryDAmore 08-07-2011 09:22 AM

I love avocados. They're good nekkid with a little truffle salt, and they make a wonderful cold soup......

powerplantop 08-07-2011 09:23 AM

In Chile they are very common. Most I saw were stuffed with chicken salad. Here is a pic of one I was served in Chile with shrimp and mayo.

https://www.discusscooking.com/attach...db8ba31e05.jpg

Here is one I made with chicken salad.

https://www.discusscooking.com/attach...bfc83d429e.jpg

They are really good stuffed with ceviche.

Dawgluver 08-07-2011 09:43 AM

In Mexico, we saw avocados the size of a human head! No wonder guacamole was so cheap!

When I was in London for a class many years ago, we frequently had avocado stuffed with whole prawns, with a very light creamy dressing. Yum!

Snip 13 08-07-2011 10:28 AM

My favourite way to eat avocado is mashed with salt, black pepper and a bit of lemon. Spread on hot buttered toast. You can also make a chopped crispy salad with a few chopped dill pickles and mayo. Fill the avo halves with this and top with smoked salmon and serve with crusty bread or rye.
A sandwich with crisp bacon, guacamole, salsa and a soft fried egg is great too. Sounds strange but it's great. Made it for a hangover cure one time lol!
I have a sweet avocado pie recipe if you want, different but good!

Kayelle 08-07-2011 10:33 AM

Gorgeous pictures PP !!

We live in a town that's surrounded by lemon and avocado orchards, and I've stuffed them with all kinds of concoctions too.
For a quick fix, I like to fill the hole with bottled seafood chili sauce, sprinkle on some garlic powder, a squeeze of fresh lemon, then get a spoon and have at it.

Did you know that if you leave the pit in half a cut avocado, it won't turn brown while being stored in the refrigerator? It's the same with serving Guacamole. In addition to using lemon juice, placing the pit in the middle of the Guacamole, will keep it from turning brown. I guess avocado's are stupid, they don't know when they've been cut.

Kayelle 08-07-2011 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Snip 13 (Post 1034376)
My favourite way to eat avocado is mashed with salt, black pepper and a bit of lemon. Spread on hot buttered toast. You can also make a chopped crispy salad with a few chopped dill pickles and mayo. Fill the avo halves with this and top with smoked salmon and serve with crusty bread or rye.
A sandwich with crisp bacon, guacamole, salsa and a soft fried egg is great too. Sounds strange but it's great. Made it for a hangover cure one time lol!
I have a sweet avocado pie recipe if you want, different but good!

Snip, I tried this at our annual Avocado Festival. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but that particular pie was :sick::yuk::w00t2:

niquejim 08-07-2011 10:48 AM

Stuffed with a soft boiled egg, put back together rolled in egg then panko and deep fried. Oh my it is so good

Kayelle 08-07-2011 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by niquejim (Post 1034391)
Stuffed with a soft boiled egg, put back together rolled in egg then panko and deep fried. Oh my it is so good

WOW.......talk about a new way with avocado jim!! I have to try that one!! I may even submit that to next years Avocado Festival!!

Snip 13 08-07-2011 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Kayelle (Post 1034385)
Snip, I tried this at our annual Avocado Festival. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but that particular pie was :sick::yuk::w00t2:

Maybe it was a bad recipe :lol: You can't really tell it's avocado in the recipe I've got.

powerplantop 08-07-2011 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Kayelle (Post 1034380)
Gorgeous pictures PP !!

Thank you!

Zhizara 08-07-2011 01:34 PM

One avocado is ripe so I made the shrimp salad. I'm just watching some TV, reading and waiting for the shrimp salad to get cold.


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