by Erica Dinho on April 20, 2009

Patacones con Camarones Y Aguacate or Green Plantains with Shrimp
These traditional Patacones topped with a delicious shrimp and avocado salad are very easy to prepare and ideal to serve as a delicious snack at any time of the day.

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(12 Patacones)

  • 1 Pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 small ripe avocado, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup salsa rosada
  • ¼ chopped fresh tomato
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Make 12 Patacones or fried green plantains, cover with foil and set aside.
  2. In a small pot, over medium heat cook the shrimp until they are pink.
  3. When the shrimp is cooking in a medium bowl, whisk together the salsa rosada, lime juice, onion, tomato, salt, pepper, avocado and cilantro.
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1 Sapuche April 21, 2009 at 3:42 AM

The combination of ingredients here sounds perfect. I really like the idea of these crunchy fried patacones on which the shrimp and avocado sit. Thanks for sharing!


2 Anonymous April 23, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Que es salsa rosada?


3 Erica April 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Salsa rosada or golf is a simple mix of ketchup and mayonnaise. It is extremely popular all over Colombia and South America, is served with various snacks.
It taste particularly good served with seafood.


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