You can give any dinner party a boost with some passed appetizers, and Giada’s Shrimp and Avocado cups are a perfect pick for summer.
If you’re in need of a seriously delicious appetizer for a party – I mean, the kind when everyone’s going to be wanting the recipe – then turn to Giada’s Shrimp and Avocado Cups.
The star of this easily-doubled recipe (as it is, it serves 8 in little ramekins!) is the shrimp. Giada’s shrimp marinade is so perfectly tangy and delicious – if there is one takeaway after this recipe, it’s that you’re going to start wanting to grill shrimp with this marinade all of the time. The combination of soy sauce, garlic, lemon and fresh herbs is absolute perfection.
The second takeaway of Giada’s Shrimp and Avocado Cups? The frico chip! A frico chip is as simple as an be: melted and browned Parmigiano Reggiano in the oven, then cooled down to a crunchy-crisp that’s perfect for garnishing… or even just snacking. If you don’t have a silicon baking mat, you can use parchment paper – just make sure the Parmigiano is totally cooled down before you attempt to remove it from the paper.
All of that, plus some marinated zucchini and avocado? It’s a perfect summertime appetizer served in individual cups, or a great light lunch.