Tostones Cups with Shrimp and Avocado

Tostones Cup

Ingredients
4 plantains
1 cup oil for frying
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic , crushed into paste
20 jumbo shrimp , peeled
1 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
1 large avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon of pepper (or more, to taste)

Instructions
To make the cups
Pre-heat oven to 200 F
Peel the plantains, Cut into 7 slices each plantain.
Heat oil for frying over medium temperature.
Fry each slice until they are golden brown all over.
Squeeze the slices using a lemon squeezer forming small cups. Once all the cups are formed, fry them again over medium heat until all the light parts have turned golden brown.

Turn off the oven and leave the cups in the oven while you go ahead to the next step.
For the shrimp
Heat the olive oil over very low heat. 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 throughout. Season with salt to taste.
Remove from the heat and reserve.
For the avocado
Peel avocado and crush using a fork until it doesn’t have any lumps. Mix in the lime juice.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To assemble
Spoon about tablespoon of avocado mix into the cups.
Top each with a shrimp
Serve immediately.
Enjoy Simply Kathy

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