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

by Erica Dinho on November 8, 2009

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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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 8, 2009 at 9:28 AM

I would love to have that as a lunch too! How delicious!


2 RobinSue November 8, 2009 at 10:38 AM

I have always wanted to learn how tom make tostadas like this so thanks for sharing. I also like your guacamole recipe!


3 Melanie November 8, 2009 at 11:10 AM

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.


4 Erica November 8, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Hi Melanie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I moved to the United States 10 years ago.


5 Jhonny Walker November 8, 2009 at 1:16 PM

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 :) :)


6 Erica November 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Jhonny-Thank you so much!


7 Ivy November 8, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Yum this looks delicious, although I have never eaten plantain before.


8 Nat November 8, 2009 at 2:15 PM

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 !


9 vinolia November 9, 2009 at 3:25 AM

looks equisite and colourful!


10 Erica November 9, 2009 at 7:46 AM

Thank you all for visiting :)


11 Chef E November 9, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Okay this is what I get coming over here hungry! LOL, but I love plantains, any way you serve them up and especially this way…


12 Oysterculture November 10, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Anything with plantains, shrimp AND guacamole has got to be phenomenal. I cannot wait to try.


13 monicajane November 11, 2009 at 2:34 PM

I love plantains but have only had them in restaurants…I don’t even know if I can get them in the markets here…will look because I love them


14 Erica November 12, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments! I love tostadas…..they are absolutely delicious!


15 Lula May 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

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!


16 Erica May 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

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