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Shrimp Avocado Plantain Cups Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lissette Jaquez

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2-3 green plantains
1 dozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 ripe avocado, diced
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeño, small dice
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons lime juice
½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Vegetable or canola oil for frying

Directions:
Directions:
1. Season shrimp with salt, pepper and cumin powder. Cook in a lightly oiled skillet. Then place in a bowl, along with avocado, tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and chill in the fridge.

2. Peel and slice plantains into 3-inch chunks. Fry in 350F oil until slightly golden, but not browned, for about 4-5 minutes.
Immediately place one fried plantain chunk each in a greased muffin pan well. Using a pestle or shot glass, gently press to form a cup.

3. Fry again until golden brown. Drain on paper towel, and lightly season with salt.
Immediately fill the cups with the shrimp mixture and serve.

 

 

 

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