Afrocolombian Recipes

Here are two recipes that are considered of Afro-Colombian origin.


Encocao de Camarón -- Coconut Shrimp


2 pounds shrimp
2 cups shredded coconut
milk from 1 coconut
10 green onions, chopped
cilantro -- to taste, chopped (approximately 1 Tablespoon)
oregano -- to taste, chopped (approximately 1/2 Tablespoon)
basil -- to taste, chopped (approximately 1 Tablespoon)
3 cloves of garlic -- crushed
pepper a shake form the shaker
pinch of salt

Step #1 -- Wash the shrimp and place them in boiling water for 3 minutes. Then, peel the shrimp.


Step #2 -- Put other ingredients together in a pot with the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling turn the heat down and add the shrimp. Let it cook on low for about 45 minutes.



Serve with rice and cooked plantains (patacones).



Banana Smoothie


6 ripe bananas
1 liter of milk(about 1 quart)
1 cup of sugar (add more if desired)
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Ice to taste

Step #1 -- Blend this in your blender and enjoy.



The following article lists the names of other dishes and tells you which region they are from.
http://medellin.vive.in/restaurantes/medellin/articulos_restaurantes_me/agosto2008/ARTICULO-WEB-NOTA_INTERIOR_VIVEIN-4454941.html

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