Shrimp & Avocado Puff Pastry Shells
Shrimp & Avocado Puff Pastry Shells are really easy to make. Perfect for holiday entertaining, they are just as delicious their impressive looks. If you’re looking for appetizers that are easy with that wow factor, you’ve come to the right place.
In Europe we call these vol-au-vents (pronounced vol-o-vonts). French for blown in the wind because of their lightness, these were always on the table when my parents entertained during the holidays. They are elegant for entertaining, but very easy to put together. With a little help from the grocery store using pre-made pastry shells, they can be filled with anything savory or even something sweet for a lovely dessert.
The filling could not be easier. I sautéed 2 pounds of shrimp (reserving 12 for garnish) and allowed them to cool. They are then added to a food processor with 1 avocado, mayonnaise, lemon, chives, cilantro salt and pepper and it’s processed until smooth. That’s it! The processor does all the work and you have a delicious pastry bite that your guests will think you bought them from a French bakery.
This recipe is also posted on Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.