Feta stuffed Colossal Shrimp

shrimp appetizer

If you would like to make a dish that will wow your guests or family then this is the dish for you. The saltiness of the feta cheese mixed with the creamy avocado, and the crunch from the pine nuts with the juicy shrimp is like an explosion of favor in your mouth. Healthy and delicious. It will have everyone coming back for more. (The term “colossal shrimp” means that there are 15 shrimp or under per pound.)

Ingredients:

  • 8 colossal shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tbsp of basting oil
  • 6 tsp. (1/8 cup) Feta cheese
  • 1 lg. avocado (diced)
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)

ingredients for shrimp app.

Method:

colossal shrimp
Peel and devein shrimp leaving the tail on. Cut a pocket in the inside part of the shrimp. Place in a bowl, add basting oil and stir till all shrimp is coated.
shrimp and feta cheese
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stuff each shrimp with 3/4 tsp. of feta cheese.
colossal shrimp 2
Preheat oven 400 degrees. Place shrimp in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
cooked shrimp
In a bowl combine avocado,  juice of a fresh lemon and pepper (set aside). Take the toasted pine nuts and roughly chop.
shrimp appetizer 2
Place a small amount of avocado on a plate, sprinkle some pine nuts. Top with the baked shrimp.

Tips: 

If you have guests coming, you can stuff the shrimp ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to bake. While the shrimp is baking make the avocado mixture.

To toast pine nuts just place them in single layer on a frying pan. Over medium heat, stir consistently ’till the nuts are lightly golden. Immediately transfer on a clean plate or paper towel to cool. Place in an air tight container. Can be stored for 1 month in the refrigerator or 9 months in the freezer.

Print Recipe: feta stuffed colossal shrimp

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Inna klimovich says:

    This looks amazing!! I can’t wait to make it 😋

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    1. It’s delicious you won’t be disappointed.

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  2. loveandumami says:

    Oh my goodness! Gorgeous photos and a terrific looking recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

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