Avocado-Shrimp Cocktail in Aspic

Avocado-Shrimp Cocktail in Aspic
  • 2 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:05 Cooking
  • 0:20 Total Time


Add all
  • 1

    envelope gelatine

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    tomato-clam cocktail

  • 12

    jumbo cooked, peeled and deveined, tail on shrimp

  • 1

    fully ripe avocado

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    lemon juice

  • 1

    green onion, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • a few drops of Tabasco

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    chopped fresh coriander

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    sour cream or mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)


  • 2

    endive leaves

  • 2

    coriander leaves as garnish

  • sesame breadsticks to taste


Pour tomato-clam cocktail into a pot, add gelatine and simmer on medium-low, keeping it under a boil.

Divide into two equal parts and cool.

Thaw shrimp according to package instructions, remove tails from all but 2 shrimp.

Cut avocado into 1/2-in. (1-cm) dice.

Add lemon juice, green onion, salt, pepper and tabasco.

Coriander Tomato-clam cocktail

Add chopped coriander to half of the jellied tomato-clam cocktail.

Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Horseradish Tomato-clam cocktail

Add horseradish and sour cream or mayonnaise to the remaining jellied tomato-clam cocktail.

Divide the coriander tomato-clam cocktail equally between 2 Old Fashioned glasses or ramekins.

Add diced avocado.

Add horseradish tomato-clam cocktail.

Add 5 shrimp, an endive leaf and 1 tail-on shrimp to each glass.

Top with a dollop of sour cream and a coriander leaf.

Refrigerate and serve well chilled.

Serve with sesame breadsticks.

Source: Chef Robert Villeneuve

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