Cook Time: 15 minutes.
Cheers! To the first recipe I’ve posted that has seafood in it! This dish is sure to make you want more. It’s taste is powerful, the colors exquisite, and the texture simply sublime. You can’t go wrong with this as a side dish or an appetizer for a family get together or just a quiet night at home with your loved one.
For 8 servings you will need:
- 3/4 lb. 21-25ct Shrimp (cooked, sliced in half down the vein)
- 10 oz. Frozen Corn (bag)
- 1 Can of Black Beans (rinsed, drained)
- 1 c. Grape Tomatoes (sliced in halves)
- 1/4 c. Red Onion (chopped)
- 1/2 English Cucumber (cut into 1/4’s, thinly sliced)
- 2 Avocados (pitted, chopped)
For the Dressing:
- 1/4 ts. Sea Salt
- 1/4 ts. Pepper
- 2 Tb. Avocado Oil
- 1 Lime (juiced)
- 4 Fresh Garlic Cloves (medium size, minced)
- 1/4 c. Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped, packed)
If using raw shrimp, steam until fully cooked, then rinse with cold water. They should be firm and pink when done. Raw shrimp will have a grayish color. I cut my shrimp in half so that you get more bites of shrimp. Cutting them in half is completely optional, of course. I recommend using raw, wild caught jumbo shrimp as they are healthier and add extra flavor, but if you have frozen cooked shrimp that needs to be used, feel free to use them as well.
In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except for the shrimp, avocado & dressing. Once mixed, add the shrimp + avocado + dressing and stir to combine. That’s it! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Note: Shelf life for this dish is approximately 3 days if you don’t add avocado until you serve. If the left overs have avocado in it, take the shelf life down to 2 days. It’s best if freshly made.
Wild Caught Shrimp
Shrimp is considered to be a healthy form of protein which is lower in calories than other meats. This is only true if the shrimp is fresh and wild caught. Farmed shrimp is unhealthy, and more toxic than farmed tilapia and catfish (the 2nd and 3rd most polluted foods from the sea). Not to even mention that shrimp farming is literally destroying this planet. There’s a huge list of reasons why NO ONE should consume farm raised shrimp. NO ONE!
But when you look at shrimp nutrition facts, the wild, fresh shrimp isn’t that bad! Taking into consideration the protein & calories, wild shrimp is also high in vitamins such as niacin and selenium. It’s rich in cholesterol, in fact 4 to 5 shrimp contains 50% of your daily recommended allowance. Keep in mind that eating shrimp moderately will not impact your cholesterol levels in a negative way. Also keep in mind that as a bottom-dwelling species, shrimp consume parasites and the flesh of dead animals on the ocean floor, so no amount of protein or vitamins will outweigh the potential health risks associated there. However, if you are going to eat shrimp, wild shrimp is the healthiest way to go.
If you are keeping track of what you are eating, whether you have a health condition or need to lose weight and not sure if you are getting all the nutrients you need, this next section is for you. It’s always good to know what we are putting into our bodies, especially if we want to get healthy and stay healthy.