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Shrimp Avocado Plantain Cups Recipe

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This recipe for Shrimp Avocado Plantain Cups is from Lissette's Family Favorites Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


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

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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