Shrimpvocado – I’m not sure where this delicious appetizer came from, but I first saw it on https://www.naijachef.com/?recipe=shrimpvocado.
I’ve since seen it on other pages when surfing the ‘internets,’ and despite the lack of a name for it, I’ve decided to call it ‘Shrimpvocado!’ which means shrimp with avocado.
It might seem to have a lot of steps, but it’s actually very easy!
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Shrimpvocado Recipe | Recipe for Shrimpvocado
|· Ripe Plantain (Firm)||1|
|· Vegetable oil (or other oil of your choice for frying)||1 cup|
|· Salt||To taste (roughly 1/2 tsp.)|
|· Shrimp (large)||12|
|· Ripe Avocado||1|
|· Cajun Seasoning||1 tbsp.|
|· Ground red Pepper||½ tsp.|
|· Pesto||½ tsp.|
|· Minced garlic||½ tsp.|
Phase 1 of tShrimp Preparations
he Shrimp Preparations
- You will typically purchase shrimp frozen. Pre-soak these in water, while you work on the guacamole and plantain
- Absolutely slice the avocado, making sure to cut through the pit in the center.
- Scoop out the avocado and combine it with all of the ground pepper, pesto, and minced garlic in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt to taste.
Note: What you mix into the avocado is entirely up to you; this is simply my preference for something basic but flavorful with a kick!
- Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator.
The Plantain (Dodo)
- Firstly, peel the plantain and then, cut the dough into tiny ovals.
- After that, heat your oil on medium heat (reserve 2 tbsp. for the shrimp).
- Now, fry the bits in batches until they are finely browned. Remove the fish from the oil and drain it on a paper towel.
Note: It’s crucial to stay with the plantains the whole time, flipping them until both sides are golden brown; otherwise, they’ll burn quickly.
- I’ve burned a lot of plantains just by walking away to look at my phone or something else.
- Firstly, toss the shrimp with the cajun seasoning and a pinch of salt to taste in a small bowl. (Trust me on this, use only the cajun seasoning.)
- Secondly, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a small frying pan over medium heat for around 2 minutes.
- After that, add the shrimp. Make sure each shrimp is flat against the plate.
- Then, flip each shrimp after 5 minutes (seafood cooks quickly). Set aside once done
- It’s time to put the pieces together! Firstly, take a small scoop of each of your guac mixes and put one on each plantain piece with a teaspoon.
- Finally, place a shrimp on top of each. If needed, poke a toothpick through the stack
And that’s it! You’re done! Bon Appetite