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Tostones with Shrimp and Cilantro Pesto

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3
green bananas
Oil for frying
Salt
24
large shrimp, cooked

Cilantro Pesto:

1
cup fresh cilantro
4
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup walnuts
Salt to taste
1/2
cup olive oil
1
small tomato, chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you don't like shrimp, you can prepare this recipe with shredded shrimp and cilantro pesto.

Tostones are a basic Latin American dish. In Colombia we eat them as appetizers with sauces or different toppings. They also make a great side for a number of different dishes, especially fish and sea-food. This recipe for tostones with shrimp and cilantro pesto is delicious and simple, and I'm sure your family will love it. Use your creativity to play with the ingredients of this recipe to discover your favorite flavors.

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the pesto: blend the cilantro with the garlic, vinegar, parmesan cheese, nuts and salt. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and blend again. Add more olive oil until the pesto reaches the consistency you prefer. Mix the pesto with the shrimp and set aside in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
  • 2 For the tostones: Peel and cut the plantains into 2 inch pieces.
  • 3 Heat a pan with oil over medium-high heat. Fry the plantains on both sides for about 3 minutes or until they've lightly browned. Remove from the pan and flatten with the help of a tostonera. Fry again on both sides until they've browned.
  • 4 Place the tostones on paper towels. Transfer to a large dish and add 2 shrimp with pesto to each tostón. Add tomato and fresh cilantro to decorate.

Tostones are a basic Latin American dish. In Colombia we eat them as appetizers with sauces or different toppings. They also make a great side for a number of different dishes, especially fish and sea-food. This recipe for tostones with shrimp and cilantro pesto is delicious and simple, and I'm sure your family will love it. Use your creativity to play with the ingredients of this recipe to discover your favorite flavors.

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
September 24, 2015

Tostones are a basic Latin American dish. In Colombia we eat them as appetizers with sauces or different toppings. They also make a great side for a number of different dishes, especially fish and sea-food. This recipe for tostones with shrimp and cilantro pesto is delicious and simple, and I'm sure your family will love it. Use your creativity to play with the ingredients of this recipe to discover your favorite flavors.