Shrimp Toast with Avocado Butter

A simple hors d'oeuvre, easy to make but complex in taste.


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 avocado, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste


  • 8 ounces (250 grams) cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 slices challah bread toasted, cut in 2-inch circles


Beat together butter, avocado, lemon juice, chili powder and salt in a bowl. In a second bowl, marinate the shrimp with lemon juice, olive oil, hot pepper sauce and salt to taste.

Spread toast with avocado butter. Pile shrimp on top. Garnish with a watercress sprig. Makes about 20 pieces.