California Shrimp Spread

We found our contribution for the Blog event American Cooking Festival in the book ‚The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast‘ which be bought during our holidays in Santa Barbara, USA some years ago.

Our recipe is told to come from The Inn at Union Square,

San Francisco

San Francisco, a famous cosy European style hotel, only some steps away from Union Square’s world-class shopping and outstanding restaurants.

The avocados and shrimp make the recipe authentically Californian.

California Shrimp Spread

-========= REZKONV-Recipe – RezkonvSuite v1.4
Categories: Spread, Seafood, USA
Yield: 3 Cups


1/2 cup   Mayonnaise
1 tablesp.   Lemon juice
2 tablesp.   Curry powder
1 tablesp.   Dijon mustard
1/4 teasp.   Ground nutmeg
2 large   Ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
      — cut into small pieces
2 tablesp.   Lemon juice
2 cans   (3 1/2 ounce each) tiny shrimp, drained
1/2 cup   Finely chopped celery
1/2 cup   Finely chopped onion
1/2 cup   Chopped fresh parsley
      Pita breads, cut into quarters
      Assorted crackers


  The Inn at Union Square, San Francisco
  Country Inn and Bed and Breakfest Cookbook
  Edited *RK* 07/14/2007 by
  Ulli Fetzer


Mix the mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, curry powder, mustard, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Cover and chill at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Toss avocados with 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a large bowl.

To serve, add shrimp, celery, onion, and parsley to avocados. Pour mayonnaise over and toss to mix. Spoon into pita quarters and/or serve with crackers!

  • We made our own pita breads.
  • Due to optical reasons we preferred to mash the avocados.
  • We like it hot, therefore we added some chili powder.
  • It was an EXCELLENT meal ;-9


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