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How to prepare Garlic Shrimp with Apple

Garlic shrimp with apple and coastal flavor is a recipe taken from the north coast of Honduras that combines local ingredients such as coconut milk, and non-local ones such as apple and ginger. Additionally we add sliced green plantains as a complement.

Garlic shrimp with apple and coastal flavor is a combination of textures between shrimp and apple. Of flavors between the salty of the shrimp, the sweet of the apple with a little acid of the lemon with the nuances that the spices provide to the dish.

The recipe takes a bit of preparation but it is worth it with the delicious flavor that results.

Garlic shrimp with apple and coastal flavor
A combination of textures between shrimp and apple.
Garlic shrimp with apple and coastal flavor

Recipe Garlic Shrimp with Apple

This recipe for Garlic Shrimp with Apple is a combination of textures between shrimp and apple combined with coconut milk.
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Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine Honduras
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bowl or glass bowl
  • 1 Medium saucepan or pot
  • 1 Large saucepan with lid
  • Knife
  • Ladle
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board


  • 1 pound of shrimp precooked
  • 2 apples
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 plantains green
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Parsley preferably fresh
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil to fry the shrimp
  • Vegetable oil to fry the plantains


Shrimp Marinade

  • First we are going to stir the following ingredients: bouillon, pepper, oregano, ginger, cumin and salt.
  • In the glass bowl we place the shrimp and add the spices and with a ladle stir well, then add the coconut milk.
  • Let marinate in a cool place or in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Tip: The longer you let them marinate, the better the flavor will be.

Frying the shrimps

  • Peel and chop or crush the garlic.
  • We also chop the onion into julianas.
  • Put the saucepan over medium high heat with the olive oil
  • First we add the onion and fry for 1 minute
  • Then we add the garlic and fry for an additional minute.
  • Add the shrimp without the marinade, stir and fry for 1 minute.
  • We cover the saucepan and lower the temperature to a simmer for 3 minutes so that the flavors are integrated.
  • Tip: If the shrimp is not precooked, leave it for 2 more minutes.
  • Then we add the marinade, cover and leave for 3 more minutes.
  • 1 minute before removing from the heat, add the parsley.
  • Remove from the heat and that's it.

Frying the Plantains

  • Heat the medium saucepan or pot with vegetable oil over high heat and add the plantain slices to fry them.
  • Once the shrimp are ready, they are marinated, peel and cut the plantains into slices in the shape of your choice.
  • Tip: You can add a little salt to the plantains before frying them.
  • When they are to your liking, remove them from the saucepan and let them drain.

Preparing the Shrimp with the Apples

  • Peel and cut the apples into julianas or squares according to your preference
  • Arrange the shrimp on a plate and add the banana slices with the apple pieces
  • Add a few drops of lemon.
  • Note: This last step is important because it will give the dish a unique flavor.



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