Avocado Shrimp Bites

What happens when my latin side makes an appearance in the kitchen? Avocado shrimp bites! This amazing appetizer combines some of my favorite ingredients into an explosion of flavor with every bite.



2 green plantains

2 lbs raw peeled shrimp

1/4 cup diced roma tomato

1/2 red bell pepper ( thinly sliced)

1/2 green bell pepper (thinly sliced)

1/2 cup red onions

1 haas avocado

salt and pepper to taste ( I used 1/4 teaspoon but you can use more)

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of lime juice ( freshly squeezed if possible)

1 tablespoon turmeric

1/2 cup oil ( for frying plantains)



In medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions, red and green peppers and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in shrimp, salt, pepper and turmeric. Cover and cook until shrimp is done ( approximately 15 minutes)

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Peel plantains and fry (http://www.dominicancooking.com/301-tostones-flattened-fried-plantains.html)

1. Peel the plantains and cut into 1 inch [2.5 cm] thick slices.
2. In a deep frying pan heat the oil and fry the plantains till golden. 3. Flatten the plantains using a tostonera to about 1⁄4″ [0.5 cm].
4. Fry the plantains again until golden yellow on both sides.



In small bowl mash avocado, garlic cloves , lime juice dash of salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes.

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Layer plantain, mashed avocado and shrimp on plate and enjoy!!!



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