|Shrimp Cocktail Exotique|
With a sharp knife cut a slice from top and bottom of each orange, exposing flesh, and arrange with a cut side down on a cutting board. Cutting from top to bottom, remove peel and pith. Working over a bowl, cut orange sections free from membranes, letting sections drop into bowl, and squeeze in excess juice from membranes. Into a large saucepan of boiling salted water plunge shrimp and poach at a bare simmer just until firm, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain shrimp in a colander and transfer to a large bowl. While shrimp are still warm add oil, garlic, and 1 tablespoon juice from orange sections, stirring to coat shrimp. Let shrimp cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients until smooth. Sauce may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Halve avocados lengthwise, remove pit. Transfer orange sections with a slotted spoon to shrimp mixture and add hearts of palm, folding ingredients together gently. Divide salad among avocado halves, mounding it, and spoon sauce over salad.
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