Learn how to make tostones rellenos, crispy fried plantain cups stuffed with avocado and shrimp, sure to raise the flavor to the next level at your gathering.

– 2 tablespoon olive oil – 4 clove garlic, crushed into paste – 2 dozen shrimp  – 2 teaspoons salt, (or more, to taste), cantidad dividida – 1 teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground), (or more, to taste), cantidad dividida – 1½ cup oil for frying – 4 plantain  – 1 avocado – Juice of 1 lime – Cilantro, or parsley, for garnishing 


Step 1:

Heat the olive oil over very low heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Do not let the garlic burn. Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink all over. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat the frying oil over medium heat (175 ºC [350 ºF]) in a small bowl or saucepan. Fry each plantain slice until light golden brown. Press the slices with a lemon squeezer to form small cups. Once all the cups are formed, fry them again over medium-high heat until they turn golden brown.

Step 3:

Peel the avocado and crush using a fork until it doesn't have any lumps. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in the lime juice.

Step 4:

Spoon about tablespoons of avocado mix into the cups. Top each with a shrimp and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve immediately.

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