A simple shrimp tartare with a layer of avocado, lime marinated raw shrimps topped with lovely strawberry pieces. You’ll impress your guests with this one, and no cooking involved!
Shrimp tartar is quite simple to make and taste simply divine, without saying it’s looks irresistible. The base of the dish is similar to a shrimp ceviche, simply needing to marinate the fresh shrimps in lime juice for a couple of hours. The bigger the size of the shrimp the longer you’ll need to marinate it. By definition, tartare means finely cut and served raw. Most of the time, beef or fish is used but today, will do a shrimp tartare for a change!
I believe strawberries and avocados are a match made in heaven. First, their colours are the perfect contrast and appetizing and the creamy smooth avocado and the acidic and firm strawberry pair beautifully.
You can use this as a tapas dish also, simply add the 3 components to a nice presentation spoon or small bowl and voilà! It would do perfectly also on a bed of lettuce. The strawberry could be substituted with a lovely mango or even pineapple.
To make the cylindrical tower, you’ll need a 10 cm large cookie cutter. Simply, add the ingredients and gently remove them once filled. It’s as simple as that!
Marinate and Short Cuts
Once the shrimp are marinated for 3 hours, you can leave them in the lime juice for up to 12 hours and they will still be great, although slightly firmer. If you are in a hurry and or didn’t find fresh shrimps, you can always use pre-cooked frozen shrimps, unfreeze them under cold running water and marinate them for an hour in the lime juice.
So let’s get that fresh and light bite going!
Shrimp tartare with avocado and strawberries
- cookie cutter of 10 cm
- 1 avocado (cut into small cubes)
- 200 g small fresh shrimps (could use frozen ones too)
- 6 strawberries (cut into small cubes)
- 10 chives (finely chopped)
- 4 limes (juiced)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Clean the shrimp, if not done, take the veins out and wash them in cold water.
- Add the shrimp to a small bowl with the lime juice, salt (enough to barely cover them).
- Let marinate in the refrigerator from minimum 3 to 12 hours (longer the firmer the texture).
- Cut the avocado, strawberry and chives.
- Add to the avocado, olive oil, chives, a lime squeeze, salt and pepper and mix.
- In the center of a plate, add a small cookie cutter (the metal cylinder) add a bottom layer of avocado mix, then the lime marinated shrimps then top with strawberries.
- Gently pull up the cookie cutter and serve.