Mayonnaise (makes 2 cups)

  • 4 Ounces California golden raisins
  • 2 Ounces peeled garlic cloves
  • 8 serrano chiles
  • 2 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ripe Haas avocados
  • 2 dozen gulf shrimp (16/20 count)
  • 4 Ounces butter, melted


Combine raisins and garlic in small saucepot. Cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer until raisins are plump and garlic cloves are very tender; drain. Char, peel and seed chiles; set aside.

In a food processor, combine raisins, garlic and mayonnaise; process until smooth. With processor running, slowly add olive oil and lime juice. Add chiles, salt and pepper; process lightly. Peel, pit and finely dice avocados; turn into mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture and blend well while mashing avocado. (Mixture should be a lovely green.) Chill until ready to serve.

To Serve

Peel shrimp leaving tails intact; butterfly by slicing down the back of each one, being careful not to cut through. Lightly flatten and brush with melted butter. Arrange on a sheet pan and broil for about 5 minutes or until just cooked. Arrange on serving platter and top each shrimp with some Spicy Golden Raisin-Avocado Mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 76%); Total Fat 17 ( Saturated Fat 4; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 25; Sodium 270; Potassium 246; Total Carbohydrate 10; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 4; Protein 2; Calcium 14; Iron 1;

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