Thursday, November 8, 2012

Plantain Cups with Shrimps

Plantain Cups with Shrimps


2 Plantains

10 Jumbo shrimps (pre-cooked is better)
1 clove of garlic diced
1 small onion diced
1 Cubanela pepper diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 big lime
Salt, pepper,oregano and cilantro to taste
Oil for frying

Directions for the plantain cups:

1.   Peel the plantains and cut them in 5 to 6 pieces each.
2.   Heat the oil for frying over medium temperature (deep-fryer is recommended).
3.   Fry the pieces of plantain until golden.
4.   Place the pieces of plantain inside a lemon squeezer to give it the cup shape.
5.   Fry again over medium heat until golden.
6.   Strain them and set aside (you can keep them inside a warm oven until the shrimps are done)

Directions for shrimp filling:

1.   In a non-stick pan heat the olive oil over medium heat.
2.   Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes.  Do not let the garlic burn.
3.   Add the onions and the cubanela peppers until the onions are transparent.
4.   Add the shrimps, and cook for a few minutes.
5.   Add the salt, pepper, oregano, cilantro and the lime juice.

Fill the plantain cups with the shrimps and the vegetables.  Serve and enjoy!

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