Arepas with Salmon and Shrimp (Arepas con Salmon y Camarones)
- 4 arepas about 6 inches
- 3 5 oz cooked salmon fillets cut into small pieces
- 15 cooked shrimp diced
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 garlic clove minced
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
- ¼ cup grated onion
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, cilantro, garlic, ground cumin, lemon juice and onion. Mix well.
- Fold in the salmon and shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place an arepa in a serving plate, top with the mixture and garnish with cilantro.
This is the arepa I made myself for lunch yesterday. Arepas are an essential part of Colombian cuisine, which you may have already figured out if you’re a regular reader of this blog :). My mom actually believes that I could not live without arepas and if I really think about it…she’s probably right. Arepas are popular in Venezuela as well.
In Venezuela, they make arepas thicker and fill them with different ingredients than used in Colombia. In Colombia, we make the arepas thinner and top them with our favorite ingredients. Nowadays, you can buy arepas in packages at the grocery store, just like you’ll find Mexican tortillas. This arepa with salmon and shrimp was just wonderful. Enjoy it!
Ooo!! I LOVE this twist on the arepa! Fabulous - gonna try it out...looks gorgeous!
I'm almost afraid that if I make this recipe that the arepas will become a necessity for me! Not that I'd probably be complaining but you have me craving so many delicious sounding foods.
wow this sound rili goood!!! nething with shrimp?? m in 🙂
wow...looks like a great lunch to me. I prefer to eat them topped, rather than filled. It opens it up to more possibilities, like a salmon salad!
This looks so delicious! I can see why you might be addicted if you make them this way! Great photo, also.
Thank you all for the comments!
Yummy colourful post Erica!
Wow- I would love to have that for lunch! It looks so pretty.
Ah! Que buenas.
Desde que descubrí las arepas este invierno pasado, me encantan. Con todo lo que le pongas.
Y estas tuyas tienen que estar de muerte.
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Such delicious arepas, would love them with salmon and shrimp, delicious!
yo quiero esa arepa
I have never made arepas before, but was just looking for some recipes, and there you have it! Looking forward to making these!
Thank you everyone for visiting and reading my post!
Amazing one ! Had the pleasure to enjoy the recipe here in Ireland. I replace the mayonnaise by nonfat greek yogurt plus a bit of mayonnaise mixture to make it lighter.
OMG. Your recipes of Columbia’s food are the best. I have Columbia’s friends and your recipes are just like they make it