Indulge in the taste of the ocean with our Easy Shrimp Stacks – a delightful combination of succulent shrimp, creamy avocado, and a burst of freshness from cucumbers.
This visually appealing dish is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.
Perfect for a light lunch, dinner appetizer, or a stylish addition to your next gathering, these shrimp stacks are easy to assemble and guaranteed to impress.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 avocados, ripe yet firm
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 cup cooked sushi rice
- Sesame seeds for garnish
Prepare the Shrimp:
In a bowl, toss the peeled and deveined shrimp with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are opaque and cooked through. Set aside.
Slice and Dice:
Cut the avocados into thin slices.
If you’re feeling creative, consider using a round cookie cutter to create uniform avocado rounds.
Thinly slice the cucumber and halve the cherry tomatoes.
Finely chop the red onion and fresh cilantro.
Create the Sauce:
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil to create a zesty sauce for drizzling over the stacks.
Assemble the Shrimp Stacks:
Begin the assembly process by placing a round mold or biscuit cutter on the center of the serving plate.
Layer the ingredients inside the mold starting with a spoonful of sushi rice as the base.
Add a few cucumber slices, avocado slices, and a couple of cherry tomato halves.
Top the vegetable layers with a few cooked shrimp.
Sprinkle a pinch of chopped red onion and cilantro over the shrimp.
Carefully lift the mold to reveal a visually appealing shrimp stack.
Repeat and Drizzle:
Repeat the assembly process to create additional shrimp stacks.
Drizzle the lime-soy sauce over the top of each stack for an added burst of flavor.
Garnish and Serve:
Sprinkle sesame seeds over the shrimp stacks for a final touch of elegance.
Serve immediately, and encourage everyone to mix the layers before digging in to enjoy all the flavors in one delightful bite.
These Easy Shrimp Stacks are not only a taste sensation but also a versatile dish that allows for creativity in presentation.
Enjoy the freshness of the seafood, the creaminess of the avocado, and the crunch of cucumber in every bite.
Whether for a light meal or a stylish appetizer, these shrimp stacks are sure to be a hit at your table.