Arepa con Camarones y Hogao (Arepa with Shrimp and Creole Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on August 22, 2011

Arepa with Shrimp

Anyone who is a fan of Colombian cuisine has probably tried the famous “Hogao“, a Colombian Creole Sauce. It’s on virtually every menu of Colombian restaurants around the world. The ingredients may vary slightly, depending on the Colombian region of origin of the Hogao.

Arepas con Camarones y Hogao or Shrimp and Creole Sauce are a popular topping to arepas in Colombia. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do!

Buen provecho!


Arepa con Camarones y Hogao (Arepa with Shrimp)



(2 servings)

  • 2 arepas
  • 12 medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups hogao
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Receta de Arepa con Camarones en Inglesy español


  1. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a small pot place the hogao and shrimp.
  2. Stir and cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 minutes.
  3. Top the arepas with the hogao-shrimp mixture. Sprinkle fresh cilantro and serve.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Caroll Buitrago-Long August 22, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Hola Erika!
Que rico esto, voy a hacerlo un dia de estos antes de que se acabe el verano,
Quisiera preguntarte como se consigue la carne para hacer sobrebarriga? compre algo llamado skirt pensando que era eso y no. Pero ya vi, la receta para el almuerzo.

Muchas gracias por tu inspiracion!! y por mantener esta pagina con cocina colombiana..ojala tuviera olores incluidos!!
Un abrazo y saludos a tus bebes.
Caroll Buitrago.


2 Faith August 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM

What a beautiful dish! It sounds like a super flavorful sauce — yum!


3 Juliana August 23, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Erica, I love how you prepared this shrimps…they look delicious with the tomato sauce on top…and cilantro…yummie!
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)


4 5 Star Foodie August 23, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The hogao sauce sounds incredibly flavorful, awesome with shrimp on arepas!


5 rebecca subbiah August 23, 2011 at 8:31 PM

delicious as always :))


6 Laz August 23, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Fantastic arepa. Love the complete flavor profile of the dish. Just found your site, look forward to following your kitchen adventures here.



7 Belinda @zomppa August 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Uh, yeah!! The sauce…the arepas…the shrimp…this is one gorgeously composed dish, not to mention the perfect combination of flavors. What time is dinner?


8 A Canadian Foodie August 27, 2011 at 1:08 AM

What a fantastic – and SIMPLE recipe – I am so thrilled to have the sauce in one post, the tortillas in another post. This is definitely an authentic recipe that looks DELICIOUS and that I can actually make it an understand it.
Thank you! I have missed you!


9 Oysterculture August 27, 2011 at 8:31 PM

OMG, this looks amazing as always, what a tremendously tasty looking dish.


10 Juan Soto October 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Erika, I was born in Colombia too, and it has been a while since I tried an Hogao like the one you have in your Hogao sauce recipe. This one looks pretty good too! Thank you for your posts!


11 Erica October 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Hola Juan, Thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog :)


12 Jerry June 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Have just discovered your website and the AMAZING Columbian recipes! We’re making the shrimp in Hogao for tonight’s dinner! I’ve been pinning your fantastic pictures and links to your recipes on my pinterest recipe board. Thanks for the great inspiration and share your love for your delicious culture.


13 Erica June 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Thank you,Jerry!


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