Spicy grilled shrimp, cool and creamy avocado, crisp cucumber and lettuce- bursting with fresh lime and cilantro, wrapped together in a light wrapper.
Avocado and Spicy Shrimp Summer Roll
|2||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced short wise|
|1||cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cut into matchsticks, 2” long x ¼” wide|
|1||head||romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into 3" x 3" pieces|
|1||bunch||fresh cilantro, washed, dried and leaves torn or chopped|
|1||lime, zested and juiced (in separate containers)|
|1||pkg.||spring roll wrappers, round|
|1||lb.||shrimp, raw, large, deveined (peeled or unpeeled)|
|As needed||sriracha, to taste (1-3 Tbsp.)|
|1||clove garlic, large, grated|
|1||Tbsp.||extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp. for cooking if needed|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Toss the shrimp in the sriracha, lime zest, garlic and extra virgin olive oil in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the vegetables.
- Prepare the vegetables as described and chill while cooking the shrimp.
- Cook the shrimp outdoors in a grill pan, or on skewers with 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (if needed) over a med/hi fire, or if cooking indoors, in a large skillet with 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (if needed) over med/hi heat until the shrimp become pink, opaque and just cooked through- about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a platter to cool slightly. Peel if necessary and remove tails.
- While the shrimp cool, soften the spring roll wrappers in a bowl of warm water. Transfer wrappers to a plate (one at a time). Place 4 thin slices of California Avocados down the middle of the wrapper. Top with 1-2 pieces of lettuce, 5-10 cucumber matchsticks and 3 shrimp. Finish with a sprinkling of cilantro and plenty of lime juice. Wrap tightly, as you would a burrito or egg roll. -Enjoy as a light and flavorful summer treat!
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.