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Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio

With Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe

My delicate Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio is a refreshing summer seafood delicacy with vibrant colors and unique flavors.

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Ingredients

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10 ounces shrimp 250 grams
2 apricot
2 radish(es)
1/4 ounce arugula 6 grams to decorate
1/2 lemon(s)
1 avocado I have a homegrown big avocado
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon rosé wine vinegar
to taste salt

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Nutrition

4-5 tablespoons
Serving Size
198
Calories
4.6 g
Protein
17.2 g
Fat
9.7 g
Carbohydrates
3.1 g
Saturated Fat
3.9 g
Sugar
28 mg
Cholesterol
4.5 g
Fiber
115 mg
Sodium
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      My delicate Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio with Avocado Cream Sauce recipe is a refreshing summer seafood delicacy with vibrant colors and unique flavors.

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio on a white table decorated with greens

      What is the best season to make this recipe?

      The best season for enjoying my Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio recipe is summer.

      Summer blesses us with delicious apricots that burst with sweetness and a small hint of tartness. That combo ideally complements the lightness of the shrimp.

      This recipe is also great to step up from the kitchen heat and enjoy something light and bright, with your favorite drink, of course. So good! 🙂

      What are the health benefits of this dish?

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio includes many useful things when it comes to nutrition:

      • Shrimp offers lean protein which is beneficial for the muscles.
      • Apricots are rich in antioxidants, which help in improving your skin.Avocados are full of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, antioxidants, and Potassium. They even have more than bananas.
      • Arugula contains various antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene.

      All of these make this appetizer not only light and delicious, but also nourishing.

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio on a plate with a bottle of port wine on a side

      Where can I buy the required ingredients?

      You can buy all of the ingredients at your local farmer’s market or store. Go for wild-caught shrimp for the best flavor and sustainability.

      Can I substitute any of the ingredients in this apricot shrimp carpaccio?

      Yes, you can substitute apricots for peaches or nectarines. If you want to make this carpaccio recipe vegetarian, you can use thinly sliced zucchini as the base.

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio on a plate

      Can you make this appetizer to be part of a menu?

      Absolutely, yes! 🙌 Pair it with crispy crackers, or a fresh piece of bread for a light appetizer.

      For the main course, you can choose Portuguese-Style Mussels or Octopus In Port Wine.

      Finish with a luscious Strawberry Panna Cotta or Kiwifruit Cheesecake.

      Which drinks do pair well with this apricot shrimp carpaccio?

      I love to choose beverages that harmonize with the dish’s flavors. For this recipe, I chose Cálem Port Wine RoséThe balance from the sweet wine perfectly matched the carpaccio. 🙂

      Another alternative is crisp and citrusy white wines like Sauvignon Blanc – they will certainly complement the elegance of this carpaccio.

      For a non-alcoholic option, lemonade with mint will add a touch of freshness.

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio on a plate with a glass of wine in a left hand

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      While Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio is best enjoyed fresh, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks:

      • Chilling. Your shrimp and apricots should be well-chilled before assembly. This preserves their flavors and textures.
      • Plating perfection. Artfully arrange the shrimp and apricot slices on a plate. Garnish with micro arugula and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil and rosé wine vinegar for an appetizing touch.

      I hope you will enjoy this summer Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio!

      Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio on a plate with two glasses of port wine

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      Steps

      1
      Done
      5 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Prepare all ingredients on a table. Wash radish, avocado, apricot and arugula. Slice apricot and radish.

      2
      Done
      10 min

      Prepare shrimp

      Clean and peel shrimp. Wash shrimp and slice shrimp.

      3
      Done
      5 min

      Make sauce

      Peel and cut avocado. Place avocado in a chopper or blender, a little bit of salt and two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Blend it until smooth, if the sauce is too dense, you can add a little bit of water. Transfer avocado sauce to a piping bag. Note: you will have avocado sauce leftovers, you can transfer them to an airtight container or a glass jar and keep in the fridge upto 24 hours, and use with a salad, eggs, rice or potatoes.

      4
      Done
      5 min

      Roll out shrimp

      Place shrimp in between two baking sheets of paper and gently roll out the shrimp with a rolling pin. Cut the paper endings and transfer shrimp carefully onto a serving plate.

      5
      Done
      35 min

      Decorate and season

      Decorate with sliced apricot, radish and arugula. (I like to use baby arugula, but you can use whatever you have). Season carpaccio with olive oil and rosé wine vinegar on top. Using a piping bag, squeeze out the avocado cream sauce on top of the carpaccio. After that, place the apricot shrimp carpaccio in a fridge for 25-30 minutes to marinate and soak up the flavors.

      6
      Done

      Serve

      Your Apricot Shrimp Carpaccio is ready. Enjoy!

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      Helena

      Recipe creator and contributing writer to food-related publications.

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