Avocado Mousse with Shrimps

Even if you’re not a big fan of gelatine, this is a simple recipe. It is a great entrée for dinner parties. Add a drop of tabasco to give it a hint of spice.


  • 15 gr powdered gelatine (1 sachet)
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup cream – lightly whipped
  • 85 gr peeled cooked prawns
  • bunch of cilantro
  • 1 shallot chopped very finely
  • French dressing


  1. Soak gelatine in 3 tbs cold water in small pan
  2. Peel avocados and puree until smooth with lemon juice, salt and pepper
  3. Add mayonnaise
  4. Dissolve gelatine over gentle heat.  When warm and clear stir into the avocado mixture.
  5. Fold in whipped cream with a large metal spoon
  6. Pour into a lightly oiled ring mould and refrigerate until set
  7. Turn out onto a round serving plate.
  8. Mix the prawns with French dressing, chopped cilantro and shallot and pile into the centre of the mousse.  Serve with brown bread and butter.

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