Super Easy Shrimp and Avocado Appetizer


I’ve been doing some entertaining and working with the BBQ so this week the easy recipe is Shrimp and Avocado Appetizer.  Your guests will never know how easy your great appetizer was to put together.  Follow my step by step recipe and you will have a great appetizer to go along with your killer BBQ meal.


24 medium shrimp – shelled

2 Avocados – sliced

24 dill pickle rounds

French bread baguette – sliced

Siracha Hot Chili Sauce

Szechuan sauce

For the Marinade:

1/2 C Orange juice

1/4 C white wine

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp McCormick Cajun Seasoning


You will need 4 to 6 bamboo skewers which should be soaked in water for awhile sho they don’t burn in the BBQ. In  the meantime, mix all the Marinade  ingredients bowl. Place the shelled shrimp in a plastic bag and pour the marinade over the shrimp and seal bag.  Place shrimp and marinade bag in refrigerator .

Slice the french bread into thin rounds, brush one side with olive oil. And heat in oven a couple minutes to heat and lightly brown.

Slice the avocados into 24 slender slices.

Put shrimp onto the skewers and BBQ on medium high heat for 2 minutes on each side.


Remove the BBQ shrimp from skewers.  Brush each slice of bread with a little Szechuan sauce, add a pickle slice, a shrimp, an avocado slice, and top with a drop of Sirachi Hot Chili Sauce.

And that’s it, you just made a killer appetizer!


So there we were ready for our first trip to Washington D. C. and to see Bill. Plane tickets? Check. Trolley tour of Capital area? Check. Museums? Check.  Phone rings, and its Bill’s friend telling us the power is off for millions of people including Bill. It is thought we should cancel.  We decide to hold, maybe things will get better.

Later in the day we were able to get through to Bill on the phone. He advised us that it could be days until the power is back on.  We decide to stay loose until later in the day.  Early evening we call Bill and he advises there is still no power we all reluctantly agree that best thing to do is to bank the tickets for later use.  I tell Bill I bet the power comes on the minute I cancel the plane tickets.

I was wrong.  The power came on about 4 hours after I cancelled the plane tickets.

Next day we tried  purchase new tickets and they were 300% more than our original tickets. So, we decide to do a Staycation.

We live near the beach, the weather was perfect,so we spent a few days loving life at the beach. Then we did some hiking beyond Malibu.  Super cool hike with great views of house ruins.


And maybe even a spaceship disguised  as a hill house.


We missed seeing Bill and the sights of DC but you know what, it was kinda cool slowing down and taking time to see things in the old hood.

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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