Avocado, shrimp and fennel cocktails

Introducing our irresistible avocado, shrimp and fennel cocktails! This modern twist on the classic retro appetizer, shrimp cocktail, will delight your taste buds.

Our version combines the creamy goodness of ripe avocados, juicy shrimp and the unmistakable taste of fennel. Every bite guarantees a touch of freshness and sophistication, making it the ideal choice for light, refreshing appetizers.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just fancy a delicious treat, our Avocado, Shrimp and Fennel cocktails are sure to impress. Be prepared to enjoy the perfect combination of flavors in every exquisite bite. Try it today!

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 segmented orange, plus the leftover juice
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 fennel bulb, cleaned, halved and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, quartered, peeled and sliced
  • 200 g cooked king prawns
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 55g bag of wild arugula

Tip

Easy avocado salsa
Finely dice an avocado and stir it through a pan
Purchased tomato salsa, with some finely chopped
fresh coriander if you like.

Preparation steps

  1. Make the dressing by combining the oil and citrus juices in a small bowl with a little salt and pepper, then set aside.
  2. Place all other ingredients except the arugula in a bowl along with the orange pieces and half of the dressing.
  3. Divide the arugula leaves into 4 martini glasses or bowls.
  4. Pile the salad in the middle of the glasses or bowls.
  5. Drizzle with the remaining dressing just before serving.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
223 18g 2g 2g 1g 2g 13g 0.91g

Equipment and tools

To prepare this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Juicer

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • shrimp

Storage and leftovers

Store leftover avocado, shrimp, and fennel cocktail in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be stored for up to 2 days. Before eating the leftovers, be sure to check for any signs of spoilage.

Health Benefits of Avocado, Shrimp and Fennel Cocktails

Avocado, shrimp and fennel cocktails are not only a delicious and refreshing dish but also offer several health benefits. This article explores the nutritional benefits that each ingredient brings.

1. Avocado

Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the health benefits associated with including avocado in your diet:

  • Heart healthy: Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which help lower LDL cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy heart.
  • Rich in fiber: Avocados are rich in fiber and aid digestion, promote satiety and support healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Full of antioxidants: Avocados are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C, which help protect cells from free radical damage.
  • Supports eye health: Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that contribute to eye health and may reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

2. Shrimp

Shrimp, a type of shellfish, are not only delicious, but also provide several important nutrients:

  • Lean protein: Shrimp are an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissue in the body.
  • Less fat: Because of their low fat content, shrimp are a healthier alternative to meats high in saturated fats.
  • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids: Shrimp are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to reducing inflammation and promoting brain health.
  • Source of minerals: Shrimp contain minerals such as zinc, selenium and copper, which contribute to various body functions.

3. Fennel

With its aromatic taste, fennel offers numerous health benefits:

  • Digestive aid: Fennel is known for its ability to relieve digestive discomfort, including bloating and indigestion.
  • Rich in antioxidants: Fennel contains antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress and reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Source of fiber: With its high fiber content, fennel promotes regular bowel movements and supports a healthy digestive system.
  • Provides essential nutrients: Fennel is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and other essential nutrients.

By combining avocado, shrimp and fennel in a cocktail, you not only create a tasty and satisfying dish, but also provide your body with a wealth of useful nutrients. So why not enjoy a healthy and delicious meal today?

Tip: Simple avocado salsa

For an added touch of flavor, you can make a simple avocado salsa by finely dicing an avocado and stirring it through a container of store-bought tomato salsa. For an extra kick of freshness, add some finely chopped fresh coriander.

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