Another beautiful recipe from the food x fashion collaboration with the wire mannequin, this is a simple recipe with a burst of so many beautiful flavors – just watch the spicy shrimp dipped in avocado and cumin dip disappear in minutes. Enjoy!

Preparation time:  30 minutes, plus refrigeration time

Cooking time:  4 minutes

Serves:  4


For the spicy shrimp 

  • 2 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  caster sugar
  • 16 to 20 shrimp, deveined and tails in tack

For the Avocado & Cumin Dip

  • 2 avocados, peeled and stoned
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. For the spicy shrimp, in a bow, mix together the Sriracha, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cilantro and sugar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Add the shrimp and mix together, cover with cling film. Marinate in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours, or longer.
  3. Heat a large pan on medium to high heat, add the shrimp in batches until pink on each side (2 -3 minutes per side). Pile on a serving platter.
  4. Just before serving, in food processor combine all the ingredients for the avocado and cumin dip, process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  5. Sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro on the spicy shrimp and serve with a side of avocado and cumin dip, and spear toothpicks in a few shrimp.

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