Fried Green Plantain with Guacamole and Shrimp (Tostada de Plátano con Camarones y Guacamole)

Tostada de Platano con camaronesI made myself a yummy tostada or fried green plantain for lunch this week. The delicious topping was this Guacamole and shrimp. I enjoyed it very much and hope you do too!



(2 servings)

  • 2 tostadas or fried green plantains
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 12 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lime for serving
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
  2. Add the shrimp, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are cooked.
  3. To serve: Place the tostada on a serving plate, spread ½ cup of guacamole and top with 6 shrimp. Place lime wedges on the side to drizzle on to of the shrimp.
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  1. says

    Erica I love your recipes. Are you no longer living in Colombia??Where are you now?Hope you are having a nice weekend. Thanks for the lovely recipes and photos.

  2. says

    Another winner…and oh I just had this lovely scrambled egg recipe you had put up for breakfast a few days ago. ITS GORGEOUS. I also added a bit of paprika ( I am such a paprika fan) and some sun dried tomatoes to boot. The whole idea is simply great. Thought you would like to know :) :)

  3. says

    Erica although I did’nt know ANYTHING about columbian food when I first came to your website, you have thought me SO MUCH. I am now entertaining the notion that Columbian food is extremely delicious and sooooooo pretty too. Most of all, thanks to your recipes I have a chance to try making these at home. This is so gorgeous …REALLY !

  4. Lula says

    I love your recipes! But please remind all of Non COLOMBIANS that is is NOT ColUmbian food…or ColUmbian coffee, it is ColOmbian food, ColOmbian coffee! ColUmbia has Nothing to do with ColOmbia other than kind of the sound or the spelling. The letter O makes a big, BIG difference!

    Changing the subject here, this recipe looks so yummy! How do I make the plantain? It is huge!
    Thanks for the taking the time to share this wonderful food!

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