In the Kitchen

Level of Difficulty
Serves 4
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
4.5 Hours


2 ½ tablespoons superfine white sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon chili paste or sauce
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
¼ teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup minced red onion
1 ripe tomato, finely diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
1 pound very fresh medium-small shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 avocados, halved


  • 1. In a large glass or plastic bowl, dissolve the sugar, salt, and chili paste in the lime juice.

    2. Season with pepper and cumin.

    3. Stir in the garlic, onion, tomato, jalapeño and cilantro.

    4. Gently mix in the shrimp and then cover.  Refrigerate for 4 hours.

    5. To serve, drain the excess liquid from the shrimp.

    6. Allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes and serve in avocado halves.