Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shrimp Avocado Boats

Grilled Avocado with bacon

This is one of my favorite appetizers and always gets requested on Super Bowl Sunday. For those doing the low carb thing, this is the app for you. It's also extremely versatile as any good BBQ meat can be substituted if you don't like shrimp. Pulled pork, brisket, and even spam bites have made into the avocado boats and all have been winners. Go crazy! 


·      8 Whole Avocados (Will make 16 Boats)
·      Olive Oil
·      Spice Rub (Your favorite)
·      1 lb Shrimp (Peeled and Deveined) or leftover pulled pork / brisket
·      16 oz Colby Jack Cheese
·      8 pieces of bacon. (Cooked crispy and chopped into bacon bits)


Set up grill for medium, direct heat. 

Slice avocados in half and remove the pit. Make a few deep cuts inside the avocado, but not thru the skin. Create a cross hatch in the meat of the avocado. Lightly coat the inside of the avocado with olive oil and sprinkle with rub.

Sprinkle a little rub on your shrimp and toss on the grill for 2 minutes a side. If you are using leftover meats, no need to heat them up. Remove shrimp from grill and chop into pieces. Set aside. I forgot to take pics of the shrimp. It may have been because I hate half of them before they made it to the cutting board. Chef's privilege, right?

Grill avocado’s on medium heat, flat side down. Grill for about 5 minutes or until you have a nice char on the inside of the avocado.

Tasty grilled avocado

In 5 minutes, you have these beauties.

Great cutting board from

Once the avocado is charred, flip over and fill with shrimp/pork/brisket and cheese. Cook covered for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Add crispy bacon to melted cheese. The melted cheese helps hold the bacon in place. Remove from grill and serve HOT.
Let me know if you give them a try and what you think. These go great with the Bacon Onion Rings and a few cold barley pops. Thanks to my buddy Scott at for the idea. Check out his site when you get a chance.  Go Blue!


  1. Now thats something I'm gonna have to try! Thanks!

  2. I made these Shrimp Avocado Boats today, and they are delicious! Thanks so much for a yummy healthy recipe!

  3. Wow fantastic! I'm gonna make this for tomorrow lunch. Thank you for the post! Love it

  4. I love your recipes, the pictures to go along with the step by step instructions are great. You’ve made it so easy that people actually think that I can cook now haha. Thanks!

  5. Sure, I'll give it a try and tell you next what it is like. Thanks for sharing

  6. Avocados are coming in season here, so It's time to try this recipe then. Thanks for sharing