Plantain Fritters with Stewed Shrimp (Tostones con Camarones Guisados)

  • Serves

    serves 6-8


In this recipe, simple fried plantains are topped with a bright shrimp and tomato sauce. This recipe first appeared in our December 2011 issue along with Kathleen Squires's story Island Holiday.


  • 1 tbsp. canola oil, plus more for frying
  • 8 oz. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. sofrito
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 plum tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 green plantains, cut diagonally into 1″-thick rounds
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Make the shrimp: Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a 10″ skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, sofrito, tomato paste, and tomato; cook until shrimp are cooked through, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; chill.

Step 2

Make the fritters: Pour oil to a depth of 2″ in a 6-qt. Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Fry plantains until soft, about 8 minutes. Drain; smash each piece into a disk with the back of a skillet. Increase oil temperature to 375°. Fry disks until crisp, about 4 minutes; drain. Arrange fritters on a platter; top with shrimp salsa.

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