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Chili-Lime Shrimp Crostinis with Caramelized Pineapple Guacamole
by Jamie Vespa on Tuesday June 21, 2016
Chili-Lime Shrimp Crostinis with Caramelized Pineapple Guacamole
Chili-lime marinated shrimp on toasty crostinis with the most delicious sweet and savory pineapple guacamole. This flavor bomb combination makes for the perfect party snack and just elevates summer entertaining.
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined medium shrimp, tails removed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • ½ tsp Sriracha
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 10-12 pieces
  • 2 ripe avocados, fruit scraped out
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat oven broiler to high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shrimp marinade: 1½ tbsp olive oil, chili sauce, Sriracha, zest and juice of 1 lime, cilantro, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine. Toss in shrimp and evenly coat with marinade. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add diced pineapple. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping two or three times to caramelize all sides. Remove and let the pineapple slightly cool.
  4. Prepare guacamole by removing fruit from avocados and placing in a large bowl. Use a fork to thoroughly mash avocado. Add diced red pepper, cilantro, lime juice, cooled pineapple, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  5. Using the same large skillet, return to medium-high heat. One hot, add shrimp and cook for ~2 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  6. Brush bread slices evenly with remaining olive oil (~1½ tbsp). Broil for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
  7. Spread guacamole evenly on toasted bread slices. Distribute shrimps evenly (~3 per crostini). Crumble goat cheese evenly over top. Serve!
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Serves: 10-12 crostinis
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙th of recipe (~2 crostini's) Calories: 343 Fat: 19 gm Saturated fat: 3 gm Carbohydrates: 35 gm Sugar: 6 gm Sodium: 498 mg Fiber: 3.5 gm Protein: 21 gm Cholesterol: 116 mg

Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, LD/N, is a former TGH dietitian who is now assistant nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine. You can find more of her recipes on TGH Health News and more recipes on her blog, Dishing Out Health.