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Hearts of Palm and Radish Coins with Shrimp

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 24 hors d’oeuvres.



  • 3-4 hearts of palm (1- to 1-1/2 -inch diameter), rinsed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick coins (you’ll need 24)
  • 2 Tbs. plus 1/4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. mayonnaise, preferably Hellmann’s or Best Foods brand
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander seeds, toasted and coarsely ground in a mortar
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated lime zest
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 48 small peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (71 to 90 or 100 to 150 per lb.)
  • 5–6 radishes (1 to 1-1/2 inches wide), sliced into 1/4 -inch-thick coins (you’ll need 24)
  • 24 fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per piece
  • Calories (kcal) : 30
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 15
  • Fat (g): 2
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 65
  • Carbohydrates (g): 1
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 2


  • Lay the palm coins in a single layer in a non-reactive dish. Drizzle with 2 Tbs. of the lime juice, 3 Tbs. water, and the olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and a generous pinch of salt. Shake the dish to coat the palm coins and let sit while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the remaining 1/4 tsp. lime juice with the mayonnaise, coriander seeds, lime zest, cayenne, a generous pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Toss the shrimp with the mayonnaise and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully drain the hearts of palm and pat dry with paper towels. Top each radish coin with a palm coin of similar size, two shrimp, and a cilantro leaf.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • kancook | 01/12/2010

    made this for a New Years Day party. It turned out fantastic. easy to do and yummmmmmy ! will be making it again for sure !

  • dhs19 | 05/28/2009

    This went over pretty well, and of course, no one else had ever had anything like it. I made the mistake of using semi frozen shrimp, and the dressing got too liquid but it was fun.

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