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Shrimp Stack from Cal-a-Vie

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This recipe is compliments of Cal-a-Vie, a Destination Spa Vacations Group member.

This Shrimp Stack recipe is a colorful, fancy mold piled with large shrimp, avocado, fresh fruits and balanced with flavors of jalapeño and cilantro.

All Images Copyright Jerry Ward Photography 2003Ingredients:

  • 12 large shrimp, cleaned and poached
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced (optional)
  • Leaves of 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish


  1. Cut the shrimp into halves and combine with the avocados, tomatoes, mango, scallions and jalapeño chile in a medium bowl. Add the cilantro and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper and toss to mix well.
  2. Pack the mixture into molds or plastic cups and chill in the refrigerator. Invert onto serving plates and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with large croutons.
  3. You may add tabouli or legumes to the stack for added carbohydrates; alternative protein sources work just as well.
  4. You may add chopped, peeled kiwi fruit to the stack if desired.

Yields 4 servings

Nutrition per serving: CAL: 215; CARB: 22g; PRO: 7g; FAT: 13g; FIBER: 9g; CHOL: 32 mg; SOD: 49 mg


Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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