I invented this to get a thick, creamy sauce without flour. Feel free to use pre-packaged guacamole instead of mashed avocados.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir in the garlic, and cook 1 to 2 minutes until soft but not browned. Pour in the cream and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the avocado until smooth, return to a simmer, and add the shrimp.

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  • Cook over medium-low heat just until the shrimp have turned opaque, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with black pepper, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

594 calories; protein 21.4g 43% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; fat 54.4g 84% DV; cholesterol 315.1mg 105% DV; sodium 389mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
A new favorite! I used butter and olive oil sauteed 3 green onions and garlic for a few mins. added about 3/4c. of half n half some seasoned salt like nature's seasoning and then mashed up 3 whole avacados into this mixture and reduced it a bit. What resulted was a thick creamy (but with good texture) sauce that I poured over toasted sourdough bread with shrimp on top (they were already cooked)grilled asparagus and a salad of mixed greens with pears dried cranberries and poppy seed dressing. A big hit. Take a recipe and make it your own. Use it as a guideline and suit it to you and your family's taste. This idea was exceptional and I will be making this again and again for my family. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2009
It was rather bland as others have said. Also watch your garlic carefully when sauteeing. Mine burnt a little and the result wasn't very good. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
A new favorite! I used butter and olive oil sauteed 3 green onions and garlic for a few mins. added about 3/4c. of half n half some seasoned salt like nature's seasoning and then mashed up 3 whole avacados into this mixture and reduced it a bit. What resulted was a thick creamy (but with good texture) sauce that I poured over toasted sourdough bread with shrimp on top (they were already cooked)grilled asparagus and a salad of mixed greens with pears dried cranberries and poppy seed dressing. A big hit. Take a recipe and make it your own. Use it as a guideline and suit it to you and your family's taste. This idea was exceptional and I will be making this again and again for my family. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2009
This was very simple and very tasty. I served the shrimp over herbed rice & drizzeled the sauce over the top. I then garnished with lime juice and green onions and accompanied it with fresh green beans. My family loved it. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
Turned out decent but I had higher hopes. Actually a 3.5 star rating. Used extra garlic and avocado. Then right before I pulled it off the stove I added cilantro green onion and lime juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
Delicious - I added sauteed onions & zucchini to make it a little more than just sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
excellent! i blended cream avocado and creole seasoning in the blender to make it as smooth as possible. always when i use shrimp i marinate it in creole seasoning for at least a half hour. very tasty indeed. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2009
I never made this myself but ive had it before and it was put on top of steak and serve with some potatoes and mac and cheese or something.. its very good on steak! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2010
Pretty good recipe I will say. I tried this recipe last night and it was pretty good (my roommate even liked it). I brought leftovers to work today and with all you put in it the avacado didn't brown overnight (this I liked) It did start a little bland and could definately be spiced up or down to suit your personal taste. I did add a packet of dry Hidden Valley Ranch to it (attempting to get a avacado ranch taste)... it was OK. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2009
Very good "base" recipe. I personally thought it needed to be seasoned more as others have said but it's a great simple beginning! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2011
Yumm-o!! I used Light Cream instead of Heavy added more shrimp (cuz there was a ton of sauce) and Old Bay seasoning (and some crushed red peppers for myself). It was fabulous. My kids loved it too even tho it was green! Definitely a keeper! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2009
It was rather bland as others have said. Also watch your garlic carefully when sauteeing. Mine burnt a little and the result wasn't very good. Read More
(5)