Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

California Shrimp Cocktail

Calories: 158
California Shrimp Cocktail

This simple dish makes a good party appetizer but I've also had it as a meal for lunch. You'll want to cut the cucumber and avocado around the same size and shape of the shrimp. Then just use a carrot peel to hold it together.


This recipe is sponsored by my friends and partners at Seafood at Home. They are a great resource for recipes and ideas for all kinds of seafood.


1 serving is 6 pieces

Recipe makes 12 pieces. Nutrition facts exclude Soy Sauce.

Yield/Servings: 2 servings Serving Size: 6 pieces Total Cook/Prep time: 30 minutes


  • 1 - 8 oz. bag pre-cooked peeled/deveined frozen shrimp (thawed - tails trimmed off)
  • 4 oz Hass avocado (sliced into 12 pieces - as shown in the image above)
  • 1 - 2 small cucumbers (sliced into 12 pieces)
  • 1 carrot (peeled in 12 thin strips)
  • light dusting of chili powder
  • soy sauce for dipping


Place the 12 cucumber slices on a sheet of parchment paper (or cutting board).

Place one avocado slice on top of each cucumber, then one shrimp on top of each avocado slice.

Sprinkle with a very light dusting of chili powder.

Wrap a carrot strip around each set of cucumber, avocado and shrimp.

Place each piece on a dish (flat side down).

Serve with soy sauce.

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