Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado

  • Serves

    serves 8


The size of shrimp in shrimp cocktail can vary drastically, but we like using the largest prawns we can find for this traditional hors d'oeuvre.


  • 32 large shrimp
  • 14 cup minced herbs, such as basil, chervil, and parsley
  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heads bibb lettuce
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 14 cup chopped fresh chives


Step 1

Poach shrimp for 3 minutes. Drain and cool under cold running water. Peel and devein, leaving tails on. Refrigerate.

Step 2

Combine herbs, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and refrigerate.

Step 3

Pull leaves from lettuce and divide among eight dishes. Top with avocado and shrimp. Dress with sauce. Garnish with chives.