Coconut Chili Lime Marinated Seafood Cocktail


  • 3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 lb crab meat, bay scallops, or calamari
  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Serrano or jalapeno chillies, seeded and chopped
  • Whisk together the coconut milk, onion, chili peppers, honey and lime juice.
  • Fold in the seafood and cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • About 10 minutes before serving, fold in the avocado and cilantro.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • To serve, use a slotted spoon and place seafood in lettuce or red cabbage cups.
  • You may alternatively serve salad in lettuce lined martini cups.

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