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SPICY SHRIMP AVOCADO BRUSCHETTA

Crisp and golden bruschetta topped with smashed avocado and spicy shrimp is a fantastic appetizer easy lunch - https://www.snappersfish.com/post/spicy-shrimp-avocado-bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1lb) shrimp

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning

  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

Smashed avocado

  • 2 avocados

  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice

  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

For the bruschetta

  • 8 slices ciabatta bread

  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil

  • chopped chives

  • lemons for squeezeing


Instructions

  • Peel and devein shrimp then pat dry with paper towels.

  • Place in a bowl then add a few tablespoons of olive oil, Cajun seasoning, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Toss to coat the shrimp in the seasoning.

  • Place a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat then add the shrimp.

  • Cook for a minute per side until golden and cooked through. Remove and set aside.

  • Halve the avocados then scoop the flesh from the skins. Season with lemon juice, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork then set aside.

  • Slice the bread into thick slices. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan set over medium-high heat.

  • Add the bread and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side until golden and toasted.

  • Spread a generous amount of avocado on each slice of bread then top with the shrimp.

  • Sprinkle over chopped chives and finish with a squeeze of lemon. Serve immediately.



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