It may have become apparent by now just how much I love arepas. I could eat them at every meal. This lunch was so good... a crispy arepa with simple and beautiful toppings... creamy tuna and shrimp.
Arepa con Atún y Camarones (Arepa with Tuna and Shrimp)
- 2 tuna cans
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- 16 cooked shrimp
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped onion
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of ½ lime
- Chopped red onion and cilantro for garnish
- Arepas to serve
- For the tuna: Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
- For the shrimp: Mix all the ingredients together in large bowl and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour.
- To assemble: Place the arepas on a serving plate, top with tuna and shrimp. Sprinkle cilantro, red onion or parsley and serve immediately. Colombian Arepa
Arepas have been a fairly trendy lunch fare in Colombian restaurants for a while. Originally, "arepas" were usually eaten for breakfast with butter and topped with eggs or cheese. But the uses of arepas have changed and they are now used for simple, easy and delicious lunch and dinner main dishes as well.
A corn cake, on which ingredients are laid, creating a sort of open-faced sandwich. This simple idea can lead to an infinite number of variations. Like this Arepa with Atún y Camarones that I made for my sister and I for lunch about 3 weeks ago. Enjoy!
I love YOUR arepas!
Goood !!! delicios recipes , my husband love colombian food it the best.
Oh wow! All this seafood! Getting huge cravings here!!
Your arepas look amazing!
Baking is my Zen
I hope to try these soon. I've seen arepas made on the Food Network. Looks good.
More arepas, Erica! Yum! I am passing on the tuna, but would love the shrimp!
I love all your recipes with arepas! The tuna looks so creamy and delicious!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
I really like the idea of this for breakfast, lunch or dinner! 😀
Wow this looks absolutely amazing, have to learn to make your arepas soon!
oh wow looks so good can i add to seafood blog it will be something different
you know every time I meet a Columbian I tell them to check out your blog for a taste of home!!
Rebecca- Yes!!!!! Thank you 🙂
Yay! More arepas! Now that my bag of masarepa is open, I will be making them, especially this one - I love the creaminess of the shrimp. Question: I bought the yellow masarepa, but is there a difference between it and the one made with white corn?
Tangled Noodle- They taste the same.
but of course you love arepas--what's not to love? they're so versatile and so open to any number of toppings. this is a tasty batch indeed, erica. 🙂
I love arepas too! My problem is the laziness that creeps in whenever I want to eat them; there is a place in Dallas that makes them fortunately. Love that seafood version too. So versatile, aren't they?
Thank you all for the comments!
Now this just looks amazingly tasty and not something I've every made at home - I hope to remedy that soon!
Beautiful! I'm just beginning to learn about arepas and have been wanting to try some. My husband went on a business trip to Colombia a few months ago and I instructed him to keep an eye out for them. I believe he ended up having some for lunch or breakfast. This combination sounds great!
I love them too and this one looks yummy! Like the rosie sauce....
I notice there's avocado in the pictures but not in the recipe... would you recommend adding some slices of avocado to it?
Hi, is the onion that you mix in with the tuna and shrimp also red onion, like for the garnish, or something like brown onion?
Arapas sound great. Love South American food but haven't really tried Colombian cuisine. After reading your blog I think I have to try
Andrés Zaldumbide Tapia
Felicitaciones, no conocía este plato. Lo pediré en su momento en algún restaurante. Les auguro muchos éxitos. Saludos
Hi! I love your recipes, Thanks for sharing this post I appreciate your great effort in bringing all the tips together in the single post. Wish you all the best.