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Causa de camarones


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, ideally the ones with yellow color. Here in the United States you may use Russet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of yellow chili paste or sauce. You can use a little more if you like it spicier.
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 avocado
  • 15 pre-cooked shrimp tails (approximately)
  • 3 tablespoons of good-quality mayonnaise
  • Chopped parsley and red bell peppers for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes, and cut them into large squares. Place them in a pot with boiling water and cook for 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Once ready, mash them with a potato masher or a fork. Do not use a blender or any electronic machine to mash the potatoes.
  3. Add the butter, a little salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of yellow chili paste, but you may use more if you desire. Mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Then, proceed to mount the plate with the help of a tall circular cookie cutter. It’s about the size or width of an ordinary coffee cup. Without that mold it gets a little more complicated to achieve the proper mounting for this recipe. But you could also use a food container and just give it another shape.
  5. Place the mold on the plate, then partially fill it with mashed potatoes, press well, and even it out.
  6. Add chunks of avocado, and then some shrimp, both previously-seasoned with a little salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  7. Add more mashed potatoes on top, even it out, and then finally put a little mayonnaise mixed with a tablespoon of yellow chili paste. Decorate with a shrimp on top.
  8. It’s optional to garnish with chopped parsley and bell peppers.