Shrimp Tostones
80 mins (prep 50, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
4 servings
This is an appetizer recipe from Cafe Verde in Pasadena, California. It consists of a cream sauce, fried plantains with a shrimp filling, and is finished with a balsamic reduction. The recipe makes more cream sauce than is needed. It can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days. I wrote the recipe as written up in the LA Times, but when I made it, I think the serving size is way too much. I could only eat 1 plantain as an appetizer. Perhaps if making as a tapas 2 would suffice, but 3 is too much for one person. I would just serve these all on a platter, and let guests take however much they want.

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Serving Size (278.35 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 440.94 Calories from Fat 291.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32.35g 199.1%
Saturated Fat 19.73g 394.51%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 124.7mg 166.27%
Sodium 188.28mg 31.38%
Total Carbohydrate 21.73g 28.97%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 24.01%
Sugars 12.96 g %
Protein 9.13g 73.04%
Vitamin A 7184.21IU% Vitamin C 14.19mg%
Calcium 97.83mg% Iron 1.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh thyme, freshly ground black pepper, shrimp, salsa, ripe plantains