Pinchos de Camarones
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Pinchos de Camarones

These Pinchos de Camarones wrapped in rice noodles, served with an avocado jalapeño dip is a perfect addition to Friday night cocktails or Spring grill out!  Excellent appetizer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More

Ingredients

  • 9 Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined, tail left on
  • 1 Package rice noodles
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 9 skewers

AVOCADO JALAPEÑO DIP

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeño stemmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro loosely packed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1

  • Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse. Season with chili powder, salt and pepper. 
    Skewer shrimp on skewers. One shrimp per skewer. 
    Place on a plate and put in the refrigerator until we are ready for them again.

Step 2

  • In a small pot, over medium heat, boil about 2 to 3 cups of water. Take a small batch of rice noodles and cook for 4 minutes. Drain noodles in a colander. Add a tablespoon of oil to noodles and stir, this will keep noodles from sticking together.

Step 3

  • Take a few noodles at a time (4-5 strings of noodle) and wrap around skewered shrimp. Repeat process with all the shrimp. Set aside.

Avocado Jalapeño Dip

  • Cut avocado in half and remove pit by slapping the blade of a knife against it and twisting. Pit will come away from avocado flesh. Scoop avocado flesh/pulp into a blender or chopper. Rinse jalapeño, cut stem off and thinly slice, add to blender/chopper. (I use half of a jalapeño for this dip because my family likes a little less heat but a whole one is perfectly fine for me :)). Add cilantro and squeezed lime juice. Blend all together until a thick sauce forms. Add salt and pepper to taste. Blend again. Note: If you like your dip thinner, add a couple of drops of water. Start with 2 drops until you like the consistency. Set dip aside.

Step 5

  • Add about an inch or so of vegetable oil to a skillet or frying pan. Heat oil over medium heat. Add 2 to 3 shrimp skewers at a time to cook. Cook shrimp for a minute on each side. Repeat with the rest of the shrimp skewers. Drain shrimp on paper towels. 
    Serve Shrimp Skewers with Avocado Jalapeño Dip. Enjoy!!

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.9mg