Shrimp Avocado Plantain Cups
I love plantain, and so does every damn Nigerian. Why? Because, they are freaking delicious. It's also easy to cook and this recipe is a fun way to switch things up. I make my plantain cups with some good ol' guacamole and shrimp, but some eggs and turkey bacon would also be delicious.
2-3 ripe plantains
1 dozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeño, small dice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper, to taste
Coconut oil, to shallow fry
Season shrimp with salt, pepper and cumin powder. Cook in a lightly oiled skillet. Then place in a bowl, along with avocado, tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and chill in the fridge.
Peel and slice plantains into 3-inch chunks. Heat a pan and add enough oil to just cover the base, fry the plantains till they are lightly browned, 5- 6minutes.
Immediately place one fried plantain chunk each in a greased muffin pan well. Using a pestle or shot glass, gently press to form a cup.
Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes and lightly season with salt.
Immediately fill the cups with the shrimp mixture and serve.
Recipe adapted from Tastemade