Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones (Arepa with Guacamole and Shrimp)

by Erica Dinho on December 22, 2012

Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones (Arepa with Guacamole and Shrimp)

It’s my sister’s Birthday today and I wish I could be with her to celebrate, but she’s in Colombia and I’m in the United States, which makes that rather challenging :-) I want to share one of her favorite dishes with you today, Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones con Salsa Rosada. We used to eat this arepa at least twice a week when I was living with her in Colombia.


I met my little sister Catalina when I was 6 years old, and I’ve loved her ever since. My mom told me that she had her for me, and she really gave me the best gift I could have asked for, a life long best friend. There are no words to describe how much I love her.

katy & Me

She makes me laugh harder than anyone I know and brings out my silliness. If you have a sister you may know what I’m talking about. We’ve grown up with each other’s sense of humor, and no matter what we’re doing, shopping together, having dinner, or talking on the phone about every day life, my sister just cracks me up! She is a wonderful person and beautiful inside and out.

Te quiero mucho and I’m so glad you were born on December 22, … a few years ago ;-) My life wouldn’t be the same without you.


Here is the recipe for Arepa with Guacamole and Shrimp. It is a very simple dish, but absolutely delicious. Buen provecho!

Arepa con camarones


(2 servings)


  1. Mix the shrimp with the salsa rosada in a bowl and set aside.
  2. 2 To serve: Place the arepa on a serving plate, spread 1/2 cup of guacamole and top with 6 shrimp with salsa rosada. Place lime wedges on the side to drizzle on top of the shrimp.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ty December 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

These look delicious! I think I might have to try to make them today! Thank you for always sharing such wonderful stories with your recipes, they always add so much more to just a recipe. And a Happy Birthday to your sister!


2 Belinda @zomppa December 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Happy b-day! What a great recipe to take us off the cold!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes December 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Happy Birthday to your sweet and pretty sister!
It looks delish!


4 Juana December 25, 2012 at 5:19 AM

First a Merry Merry Christmas!! And a happy birthday with your sister.
Being born in Colombi but adopted by lovely parents from the Netherlands. I am so excited to have found your website because i don’t know much about the Colombian culture and food. But through your website i’m learning alot. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Lots of love,


5 Cindy Santos-Mendoza January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

What an amazing recipe!!!! LOVED the guacamole on top of the arepa and I actually made the “Salsa Golf” with greek yogurt as I don’t like mayonnaise and it was delicious!


6 Erica January 3, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Great idea, Cindy!


7 Mary January 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Made it tonight for dinner and loved it. It was delicious. I love all you wonderful arepas recipes.


8 Erica January 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Thanks for your comments!


9 Julio July 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I am from Medellin as well and my wife is from Caracas. She loves shrimp with pink sauce and we eat Venezuelan arepas at least once a week. This recipe will be a favorite with her. I am glad I found this blog.


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