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Gluten Free Avocado & Shrimp Starters Recipe

We all have heard that oysters are an aphrodisiac, but did you know other reported aphrodisiacs include olive oil, chocolate, coffee, shrimp, chilies, honey, and avocados? The following recipe is part of a three-course romantic dinner for two. Click here for the main course and here for the dessert. All three recipes include several aphrodisiacs and take no more than 20 minutes to cook, meaning more time to spend with your significant other.

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Gluten Free Avocado & Shrimp Starters Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 506kcal


For the shrimp cups:

  • cups salted water
  • ¼ cup basmati rice
  • 1 small avocado pitted and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ ripe mango peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 6 black tiger shrimp peeled, deveined, and sautéed

For the dressing:

  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • tablespoons sesame oil
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Put a large pan of salted water on high heat and bring to a boil. Rinse the rice in a colander under running water until the water runs clear. Add rice to the boiling water and boil for around 12 minutes. Remove from heat, drain in a colander, and set aside.
  • Place the avocado slices in a bowl and squeeze the lemon juice on top to prevent discoloring.
  • Prepare 2 small serving bowls. On the bottom of each, place the following layers: avocado, rice, coriander, mango, and shrimp.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the lemon juice, honey, and sesame oil. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the shrimp cups and refrigerate for 1 hour to set before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Avocado & Shrimp Starters Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 211mg70%
Sodium 960mg40%
Potassium 738mg21%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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