Enhance your aperitif with these slices of pears with prawns and avocado

Elevate your aperitif with these pear slices with prawns and avocado


Here is a surprising recipe where pears (almost!) turn into crackers. In addition to impressing the gallery, these slices of juicy pears covered with a delicious mixture of shrimp and avocado lend themselves well to a spring aperitif, without it being complicated! 

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  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation: 15 min 

    For the avocado shrimp

    400 g frozen northern shrimp, thawed and drained

    1 avocado , cubed

    30 ml (2 tbsp) mayonnaise

    7.5 ml (1/2 tbsp) sambal oelek (or sriracha)

    7.5 ml (1/2 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped

    5 ml (1 tsp) honey

    Zest and juice of 1/2 lime

    4 to 6 pears, sliced

    Black sesame seeds, to garnish


    • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients “for the avocado shrimp”.
    • Slice the pears. Using a small 30 ml (2 tbsp) ice cream scoop or a serving spoon, place the shrimp filling on each slice. Place on a large serving platter and garnish with black sesame seeds. 

    Tips from Science and Fork 

    In addition to being one of the tastiest shrimp, northern shrimp are considered a sustainable fishing choice. In spring, it is even possible to find it fresh, cooked and unshelled.