grilled shrimp, mango and guacamole bites

I am very excited to announce that I am part of Kitchen-Play‘s first Progressive Party.  The Progressive Party will feature six different courses created by six different bloggers.  For the first progressive party we are using six different kitchen tools that are all supplied by Sur la Table.   My kitchen tool is the Kuhn Rikon Swiss Chop and I can’t wait to show you what this little chopper can do.  Everything has been a surprise and I’m anxious to see who else is participating, what tool they were assigned and what recipe they came up with.

My assigned course was Amuse Bouche.  Some restaurants serve an Amuse Bouche at the very beginning of the meal to excite your palette.  It’s a small serving of typically something savory and tantalizing, something to get your taste buds ready to eat more.  It’s a little tease – a glimpse of what food journey is lying ahead.   Living in California, Mexican food is a big part of our cuisine so I wanted to use this chopper to make fresh guacamole.  I wanted to pair the guacamole with something sweet and savory.   I like that this little bite play on textures and flavors.  The crunch from the tortilla chip, the softness of the guacamole and the savory grilled shrimp with the sweet grilled mango makes for a satisfying bite before the meal.

Check this little chopper in action (you pull the handle which spins the blades to chop the ingredients):

cilantro garlic marinade

guacamole prep



grilled shrimp and mango





grilled shrimp, mango and guacomole bite


So here’s the fun part…

Sur la Table, one my favorite places to find creative and beautiful kitchen tools and entertaining products, is sponsoring a give away for food bloggers.  If you’re a blogger you can try any of the six recipes from this month’s Progressive Party, post about the experience on your blog and provide a link to the post on Kitchen Play to enter to win.  Contest rules are on Kitchen Play and the prize for each course is The Swissmar V-Slicer valued at $50 and the Grand Prize is the Le Creuset® Cassis Oval Wide French Oven valued at $250.  Good luck!

kitchen play progressive party


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16 Responses to Grilled Shrimp, Mango and Guacamole Bites

  1. [...] from My Man’s Belly knows that it’s good to eat your veggies. The Sur La Table Swissmar V Slicer inspired her to [...]

  2. What a beautiful dish, love the ingredients, textures and colors! This one is a keeper!!
    Great job and wonderful pictures – what a way to kick off Kitchen Play!

  3. Erin says:

    This was worth the wait!! yum! great presentation! great tool! I’m sharing! good luck! :)

  4. notyet100 says:

    wow,..will sure try the recipe,..:-)

  5. Lenn says:

    Amazing presentation!!! Im definitely going to try this receipe :)

  6. Great job Quyen! Good thing we live in SoCal–the grill’s always there for a quick bite. :)

  7. [...] the Kuhn Rikon Swiss Chop from Sur La Table, Quyen from Kitchen Runway creates an amuse bouche that will definitely leave your mouth happy. Not to mention that the Swiss [...]

  8. Your amuse bouche looks really tasty, Quyen. I would like to be “amused” by about half a dozen of them right now! Wish we’d had a chance to chat at camp on Saturday. Wasn’t it fabulous!

  9. chefrenee says:

    That is a great “little” dish! You have a beautiful blog, it was nice meeting you last week at Blackmarket Bakery

  10. kitchenrunway says:

    Jean: Thank you so much!! I know I wish we had a chance to chat too — I had so much fun and learned a ton. Hope to run into you again soon!!

    Chef Renee: Thank you for stopping by!! I had such a great time at Blackmarket Bakery! I still dream of your brown butter pasta with “candied salmon” =) It was sooooo delicious!

  11. Looks fantastic and I know it would excite my palate for more :) And, how exciting that you’re a part of Kitchen-Play. I think I’ll recreate your recipe to enter!

  12. kitchenrunway says:

    Thank you Priscilla!! Yay – I’m glad you might recreate this recipe for the contest! Good luck! (bring home the French Oven!) =)

  13. Kim says:

    Wow! This looks beeee-you-tiful! I might just be tempted to go make some of these over the weekend. If I do, I might as well enter the giveway at Kitchen Play!


  14. kitchenrunway says:

    Kim: Thank you!!! Ohhh….you’ll have to let me know if you use produce from your wonderful garden! If you end up making it soon you’ll definitely have to enter the giveaway. Good luck!! :)

  15. [...] so glad I tried it! Thanks to Casey of Kitchen-Play, Sur la Table this month’s sponsor and Kitchen Runway for sharing this awesome recipe. Share and [...]

  16. Waled kamal says:

    thank u for all wonderful food

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