Sweet & Savory – Shrimp, Avocado & Mango Starter
Be adventurous and don't worry about mixing sweet and savory.
Think outside the box: one of my favorite starters for a dinner party is a light, fresh avocado, tomato, mango and jumbo shrimp chopped salad, drizzled with lime, pressed into a cylindrical food-mold (as in to create a shape, not as in 'old, moldy food'!), then topped with fresh cilantro and Chili del Valle.
-Poach or saute jumbo shrimp; remove shell & tail. Dice into 1/2" square pieces.
-Dice fresh avocado, tomato and mango into similarly sized pieces.
-Combine in a large mixing bowl and toss with lime.
-Press into small food molds, or ramekins, or small round serving dishes.
-Turn over onto plate. While the dish is not going to hold fast to the shape as you've not added any binders or fillers, it will create a lovely little mound onto which you can sprinkle some chili powder and top with a cilantro sprig.
Light, fresh, tasty indeed!