First Time Mom and Losing It: Chipotle Fried Shrimp with Tostones Vinagreta

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chipotle Fried Shrimp with Tostones Vinagreta

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Every time I feel like eating shrimp I always invite my mom and sister to help with the preparation. We tend to always use our same recipes but this time I wanted to add a La Morena Chipotle kick to it! My mom and sister love spicy Mexican food so when I told them my plans they quickly came over.


I love when all three of us are in the kitchen because all we do is laugh and remember the times we had together when we were younger. My mom, sister and I are super close so we do enjoy simple things like finding any excuse to get together and cook a meal. My husband and brother-in-law happily take over our combined 3 toddlers while we have fun in the kitchen.


I wanted to kick up our traditional fried shrimp with tostones by creating a chipotle ketchup to dip the shrimp in and a jalapeno spiced vinagreta to go over the tostones. When I want a spicy kick I always turn to La Morena products because they have that Mexican traditional flavor and I can find them in my neighborhood bodega (corner store).



To make the Fried Shrimp: Season some bread crumbs with adobo, sazon, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Then dip the shrimp in some whisked eggs and then into the seasoned bread crumbs. Fry the shrimp in some hot oil until they are cooked perfectly. Make sure not to over cook or you will have rubbery shrimp.


To make the Tostones: Take some green plantains and peel them. Cut them into one  inch long slices and soak in salted water for about 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Fry in hot oil until both sides are a golden yellow. Take out and smash down. Place back into the hot oil and fry on both sides until they are a deeper golden yellow.


To make the Chipotle Shrimp Sauce: Take the chipotles in sauce, ketchup and sofrito, seasonings and place into a little blender. Blend until smooth.



To make the Vinagreta: Dice some fresh tomatoes and white onion. Finely mince some of the La Morena jalapenos and garlic. Combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.



Fried Shrimp and Chipotle Sauce with Tostones Vinagreta
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs (we use Italian seasoned) add more seasonings if you like.
  • 2 eggs, whisked 
  • 3 green plantains
  • 2 tblsp La Morena Chipotle in Sauce
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tblsp sofrito
  • 3 green plantains
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tblsp finely minced La Morena jalapenos
  1. Dip the shrimp in the eggs and then into the bread crumbs. Fry the shrimp in some hot oil until they are cooked perfectly. Make sure not to over cook or you will have rubbery shrimp. 
  2. Peel the plantains and then cut them into one inch long slices and soak in salted water for about 30 minutes. 
  3. Drain and pat dry. Fry in hot oil until both sides are a golden yellow. Take out and smash down. Place back into the hot oil and fry on both sides until they are a deeper golden yellow color. 
  4. Take the chipotles in sauce, ketchup and sofrito and place into a little blender. Blend until smooth. 
  5. Dice the tomatoes and white onion. Finely mince the jalapenos and garlic. 
  6. Combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. 

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30 comments:

  1. Looks tasty! I love cooking with my mom. I also used to help my grandma at her catering business when I was younger, so much fun

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  2. Ah, you're making my mouth water here! I love, love love tostones and these guys you made look incredible! I'm ashamed to admit that I've never tried making these myself- I think it's time to change that, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. This looks pretty good. I do not like seafood, but I must admit, this is making my mouth water a little!

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  4. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods--and I do love Mexican spiciness! This is definitely a recipe I will be trying!

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  5. This looks really good. Since I'm allergic to shrimp, I'd try the sauce of chicken or beef. Does it have a similar taste as traditional salsa?

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  6. We don't eat seafood in our house, but I would substitute chicken and I bet it would be awesome.

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  7. Great recipe. I've never done anything like this with shrimps. I usually just steam them or throw them in with noodles. :) This looks more exciting. :)

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  8. This looks amazing! I love chipotle flavored anything!

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  9. This looks amazing, La Morena Chipote just made it even better. #client

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  10. We are getting kind of worn out on all of my chicken recipes. This sounds like a great way for us to mix it up.

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  11. That shrimp looks so good, oh my goodness! I love shrimp and could probably eat my weight in this dish!

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  12. Is it THAT easy to make tostones? My little girl is obsessed with them. She eats them by the truckload.

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  13. Those tostones look so good! I am not a big fan of shrimp, but I bet little pieces of chicken would be delicious too!

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  14. My mouth is watering. These look delicious!!!

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  15. I am really excited to try and duplicate this recipe for my family. I am going to look for La Marena brand foods in my area too.

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  16. You certainly can't go wrong with dinner when you're making this recipe. It looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. This dinner looks amazing. I have not heard of the La Marena brand before.

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  18. Ooooh yummy! That looks amazing. Will have to see if we have that brand here in Indonesia :D

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  19. this recipe looks absolutely delicious!!! I am totally going to make this this weekend!

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  20. This is perfect for my husband. He loves shrimp, and loves when I add a good kick to dinner. Love it!

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  21. My son loves shrimp but I hardly ever make it. I bet this is something he would like for his birthday dinner.

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  22. I like the kick of heat in the recipe. That's a great contest too, thanks for hosting!

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  23. What a delicious dish! My husband and FIL love shrimps, so I have to try out this recipe for sure! I have never tried tostones before, but they look really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Funny I'm reading this now…my Mom makes Spaghetti and Pork Chops, and I went over there and snagged some for myself. That's a meal that I need to learn how to cook. I would love to try yours featured here – looks delicious..i love fried shrimp.

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  25. Cooking with your family is so much fun - I love cooking with my girls. The shrimp looks great!

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  26. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I am going to try to make it here. I love anything with a kick of flavor like this.

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  27. This looks like a great recipe! I love the shrimp and it looks absolutely amazing!!

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  28. Favorite dish to cook as a family: enchiladas, brings back loads of memories!
    Jen@jpabstfitness

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  29. Love sharing home made rice & chicken baked.

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