Thursday, April 02, 2009

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.

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