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Hola! Since Summer began I’ve been in the kitchen trying and creating refreshing recipes; actually about a week ago, I shared a delicious drink recipe for “Tinto de Verano” (Summer Red Wine); a chilled drink made with Sutter Home Merlot, Lemon lime soda and lime slices. It was soo good!. Well, I went to my local supermarket and bought another bottle of Sutter Home wine, this time I bought Pinot Grigio.
As I was heading home I was thinking of recipes that I could pair with this wine. White wine goes really well with seafood. So I though to myself why not make a popular Latino recipe: Ensalada de Camarones (shrimp Salad) but what else could I make to complement this refreshing seafood dish?… Hello? Tostones Rellenos! (Tostones Filled with shrimp salad).
This recipe is quite simple. All you need is Platanos verdes (green Plantains); cooked, deveined and shelled shrimp; red or green peppers, onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, salt and black pepper.
TIP: Buy the shrimp already cooked from your local market!
To make the shrimp salad: combine the cooked shrimp with the diced peppers, diced onions, cilantro, fresh lime juice salt and pepper, refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
To make the tostones: Peel and cut the green plantains into 2″ pieces. Deep fry for about 8 minutes. Remove from the oil. Place the cooked plantains in a muffin pan and press carefully with a pestle. Fry again until golden brown and fill with the shrimp salad.
Here is the recipe for about 4-6 people:
- 3 Green plantains, peeled and cut into 2″ pieces.
- Canola Oil for frying
- 1 Pound of cooked shrimp, deveined and peeled with no tails on.
- 1 Large green or red pepper, diced.
- 1 Medium onion, diced.
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- The juice of one lime
- Salt and black pepper to taste.
For the shrimp salad: Combine all the ingredients except for the plantains and oil. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Peel and cut the plantains. Fry for about 8 minutes. Remove from the oil. Place the cooked plantains in a muffin pan and press carefully with a pestle. Fry again until golden brown and crispy. Place the cups in a tray lined with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
Fill the cups with the shrimp salad. Serve immediately.
Like I said, this recipe goes really well with white wine such as Sutter Home Pinot Grigio which is the go to wine for all you summer entertaining needs. From wine tasting with friends, to a girls night in, Sutter Home is the perfect choice to bring a variety of flavors to your summer fun.
Make this recipe today and tell me what you think…
I promise you will love it!
And remember Sutter Home is the perfect wine to bring people together and make them feel at home; Sutter Home can make everyday occasions a little more special. For more check their Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages!
What other food can you pair with Sutter Home Pinot Grigio? Share!