culinary review

Tropical Shrimp Cocktail with Lime, Avocado and Fruit

Last Modified: 05/08/10
First Published: 05/06/10
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shrimp cocktail

Sometimes the same old shrimp cocktail can get a bit boring. However that's an easy problem to fix, especially with this refreshing and delicious recipe which is quick to make and can be varied endlessly. You can choose whatever tropical fruits that look good (such as mango, papaya, kiwi, passion fruit etc...), or you could use canned pineapple for example if nothing strikes your fancy. This is an ideal dish to make for appetizer – plus it can be prepared a couple of hours in advance, just hold off on the avocado until serving time, as it turns brown quite easily.

4 Servings


  • 1 ring of cooked shrimp (remove any tails left on)
  • 1 orange, sliced finely
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ red onion, sliced finely
  • 2 avocados, cut up
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 small chili, minced
  • cilantro or parsley, chopped finely


Juice the limes and mix with garlic, ginger and chili. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients (shrimp, fruit, avocados, onion, herbs and juice mix). Mix well and serve in small bowls.