Arepa con Cerdo y Camarones (Arepa with Pork and Shrimp)

Arepa con Cerdo y Camarones (Arepa with Pork and Shrimp)|

My sister Catalina went back to Medellin, Colombia today :-( The house feels really lonely and we miss her already. She stayed with me for a whole month and I got use having her around. We had a great time! We all hope that she can comeback soon.

Now, lets talk about food. There is a restaurant in Colombia that we both love called J&C Delicias. They make arepas with every topping imaginable and one of her favorite arepas is topped with cerdo and camarones, so I made it for lunch and we loved it!

Arepa con Camarones y Cerdo




(4 servings)

  • 4 cooked arepas
  • Olive oil
  • Pork

  • 11/2 pounds pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 garlic clove,minced
  • 1/4 cup cup chopped onion
  • 1 scallion, finelly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shrimp

  • 16 large shrimp cooked
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Olive oil, for drizzling

Arepa con Cerdo y Camarones (Arepa with Pork and Shrimp)


  1. To make the pork:
  2. Place the pork pieces between sheets of wax paper, then pound until each steak is about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Place the pounded pork in a zip lock plastic bag. Add the onion, scallion, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Be sure the steaks are evenly covered.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Place the pork into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes per side or until the pork is cooked.
  5. To make the shrimp:
  6. In a small bowl combine onion, lime juice, ketchup, mayonnaise, pepper,hot sauce and cilantro. Add the shrimp and mix well. Set aside.
  7. To assemble:
  8. Place an arepa on a serving plate, top with the pork and place the shrimp on top of the pork. Sprinkle fresh cilantro, drizzle olive oil and serve.
  9. Arepa con Cerdo y Camarones (Arepa with Pork and Shrimp)

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  1. says

    It looks so good my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing this special recipe, yummmy! I bet it was nice having your sister around for a whole month! At least the inter-net makes the world a little closer, and easier to keep in touch. She’s gorgeous!

  2. says

    Wow – that’s quite a treat. I imagine the combo tastes great.

    P.S. Even though you cooked up a storm for your sister, it looks like she went back to Colombia slim and trim.

  3. says

    It is wonderful to have people visit, but it is so hard when they leave : (
    Your sister is absolutely beautiful! I hope she has a very safe flight home.

    The arepa looks wonderful Erica.

  4. says

    Your sister should be doing telenovelas in Columbia! She is totally beautiful!
    Your dish sounds wonderful too, but then I have yet to meet a dish I don’t like in your site!

  5. Sandra G says

    Yummy looking, love the shrimp and pork combination. I’m sure you are missing your sister, it’s so hard when family leaves:(

  6. says

    Your sister is very beautiful and I am sure she will be forward to visiting you again soon as you took so great care of her :) That dish looks lip-smacking delicious.

  7. says

    First off, you and your sister are beautiful. I really don’t know how the two of you stay so slim with all of the wonderful food you eat ;D ! Secondly, wow that is quite a combo and the shrimp look delicious. I could eat a bowl full of those with or without the arepa. You really are awe inspiring. Thanks.

  8. says

    It’s true what they say about the women from Medellin…they are the prettiest in all of Colombia. Every time you post your arepas, I get nostalgic for Venezuela and my sister-in-laws arepas. One day you will have to make them for me. This combination looks “sabroso”.

  9. says

    Very interesting coating for the shrimp, the pink color really is eye catching.

    Are all women in Columbia as attractive as your sister and you? If so, I don’t see why any man would ever leave Columbia willingly! :)

  10. says

    Awww….I hope your sister visits you again soon. This dish is new to me but looks very delicious. I think I will pile a lot of prawns on top 😛

  11. says

    Wow Erica, Your sister looks like a super model. I love this combination pork and shrimp it must be delicious. I need to learn how to make Arepas. 😀

  12. says

    I am so glad you had a wonderful time with your sister. I miss having mine around. What a delicious sounding recipe love the pork and shrimp combo. I’m going to have to try this one soon!

  13. says

    Delicious combination. I love the arepas colombianas. My colombian friend Maria, from Queens NY, use to do them all the time for me. Do you have the recipe to make them from scratch?

  14. Luz Adriana says

    Erica, I miss J & C Delicias. Que arepas!!! I’ m from Medellin too and now I ‘m living in California. You tried the ham with pineapple? And the ham with green sauce ‘licuada’ of mayonnaise, cilantro and parsley? Hummmmm For the first time in my life grabs arepas,( a friend who lives in Florida sent me the bread flour for arepas) P.A.N. and one evening I grabe, my husband is from Mexico and I he said arepa is alike sopes. Sopes is arepa gorda.

  15. Billy says

    ¡Super chevere recetas! Me gusta arepas con todos…huevos, quecito, chicharrónes, pollo, asada y ahora cerdo y camarones. Hace poco regresé de Medellin y ahora tengo esta impulso de cocinar. Gracias. Me encanta tu pagina mucha.

    Does your sister have a boyfriend?

    Los Angeles, CA.

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