Plantain and Avocado pear AppetizerPlantain Appetizer

This is a quick appetizer, it’s a great time saver and unassumingly gourmet-esque. You can also use this plantain frying method for shaped plantains, after the plantain has been pressed down use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shape before re-frying. You may also seve the avocado mix as a dip with the plantains  on the side.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large unripe plantain
  • 5 Cooked shrimps
  • 1/2 of a large avocado pear
  • 1/2 of a small habanera pepper- finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  • Heat large amount of oil in a deep pot or a deep fryer
  • Cut the plantain into 4-5 chunks. Fry quickly until the plantains start to turn brown

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  • Place the browned plantain on a foil sheet, fold over and press down on the chunk until it becomes flat. continue process until all the plantain are flattened

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  • Return flattened plantain to hot oil and fry until golden brown

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  • Remove fried plantain from oil and set aside to rest on a paper towel

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  • Prepare the avocado topping by mashing the avocado and combining with peppers and a little salt

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  • Top warm plantain with avocado mixture and shrimp

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Plantain and Avocado pear Appetizer

 Enjoy!