Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizers

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For Cajun Shrimp:

* 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined

* 2 garlic cloves finely minced

* 1 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped, plus more to garnish

* 1 tsp paprika

* 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

* 1/2 tsp sea salt

* 1/4 tsp black pepper

* 2 Tbsp olive oil divided

For the Avocado Spread:

* 1 avocado

* 1/4 tsp salt

* 1 Tbsp lime juice plus more to squeeze over finished appetizers

* 1 English Cucumber sliced into 22 rings


How to Make Cajun Shrimp:

Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Add minced garlic, 1 Tbsp cilantro, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir well to combine.

Heat a large heavy pan over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté 2 min per side or until cooked through.

How to Make Avocado Spread & Assemble:

In a small bowl, mash together 1 avocado, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp lime juice until creamy. Divide the avocado mix over 20-22 cucumber slices.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp avocado bites and garnish with more finely chopped cilantro. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.