Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 12 servings

Tip: To ensure that shrimp stay chilled, place half out when guests arrive, and replenish the platter as needed.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 2 qt. water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add shrimp, and cook 30 seconds. Drain, rinse under cool running water, and place in a small bowl.

Step 2

Fill a medium bowl with ice. Place bowl containing shrimp in ice. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours.

Step 3

Squeeze juice from lemons through a small strainer over shrimp in a large bowl, drizzle with hot sauce, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Creole seasoning, and toss to coat. Serve shrimp over mixed greens with Creamy Buttermilk-Avocado Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

LetheE's Review

December 22, 2013

tara31's Review

January 31, 2010
Excellent recipe, and very simple to make! Served with CL Coconut-Chile Snapper with Caribbean Bean Puree and Puerto Rican Cabbage Salad.

doodles's Review

August 13, 2009
I used Old Bay seasoning for the shrimp boil along with some bottled lemon juice. The buttermilk-avocado was a hit as well.I will definately keep recipe and make it again. I served this to accompany cold cut sandwiches for a surprise birthday party.

Aggiemom2012's Review

April 28, 2009
I made this for a bridal shower, and it was easy, tasted fantastic and looked beautiful! I would certainly fix this again as for a party!