These Paleo Shrimp Bites with Creamy Avocado Aioli are perfect for this Sunday – the ultimate game-day appetizer everyone will love! Win! They are Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten- Free and Dairy- Free too!
We subscribe to ButcherBox so our beef and chicken is delivered monthly and we order fish from friends in Alaska – this means we don’t ‘automatically’ get shrimp. I totally forgot about shrimp – how is that even possible? Shrimp is so delicious and so easy to cook! These Paleo Shrimp Bites with Creamy Avocado Aioli literally come together in a few minutes.
This recipe can be pulled together very quickly, if you have all the ingredients (duh!) and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. If you have shrimp in the freezer, run cold water over them in the kitchen sink and they will unthaw in about five minutes. Also, make sure to read the vegetable chip bag to check for what oil they’re using. Generally steer towards healthier oils (avocado, olive etc) and away from canola/sunflower etc. Cheers!
Paleo Shrimp Bites with Creamy Avocado Aioli - the perfect crowd pleaser appetizer. Comes together quickly (20 minutes) and is Whole30, Paleo, Dairy- Free & Gluten-Free!
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1 clove garlic
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp mayo
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, rinsed
- salt, to taste
- 1 lb 60/90 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 bags sweet potato/root vegetable chips [6oz/bag]
- fresh cilantro [optional garnish]
- salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
Rinse clean shrimp and dry. Add spices and mix until shrimp are well coated. In a large non-stick pan, heat avocado oil over high heat
When oil is hot, add shrimp to the pan, ensuring there is one level of shrimp (no overlap). Cook 2 minutes per side (4 minutes total). Add a little bit of extra time if needed to cook shrimp fully. Be careful not to over cook the shrimp. Remove from heat and put shrimp onto separate plate to cool
Lay out chips onto a platter, add a leaf of cilantro (if using). Place one or two shrimp onto each chip, depending how large each chip is. Add dollop of creamy avocado aioli using two spoons. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and salt - serve & enjoy!
Usually the chips come in 6 oz bags. The recipe recommends getting two bags (12oz total) as some of the chips within each bag are broken. Two bags ensures you will have enough chips! Be mindful of the oil used!