Grilled Shrimp With Peruvian Potatoes

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4 persons

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  • 24 large shrimp, peeled, de-veined
  • 1 large lime, cut in half
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tb annatto seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper,to tasteFor the potatoes:


  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2/3 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red, diced small
  • 12 peruvian purple potatoes
  • 3 tbsp spanish sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, diced small
  • 1 red onion, peeled, diced fine
  • 1 ripe plantain; peeled, and cut into small pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, diced small
  • 1 scotch bonnet chile pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste



  1. Heat the annatto seeds in a small saucepan until slightly toasty
  2. Add the olive oil and continue to heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off and allow to cool
  3. Now strain the oil and pour it over the shrimp. Turn the shrimp overand allow to marinate at least 10 minutes
  4. Squeeze the lime over the shrimp and season. Keep cool until ready to cook and serve
  5. For the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with water
  6. Cook about 15 minutes or until just barely cooked through. Now shock them in ice cold water to arrest the cooking. Drain and dice them into 3/4-inch sized pieces
  7. Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour them over the cooked potatoes. Season to taste. Mix gently and allow to cool before serving
  8. Plantain crema: Heat a medium-large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. When the butter melts add the plantain slices
  9. Allow them to cook until quite dark on each side. Now add the chile and red onion and stir. When they are softened add the vinegar and reduce for 30 seconds
  10. Add the cream and reduce by 1/3. Stir as needed. Blend all together and strain through a medium fine strainer. Set aside ina warm place
  11. To serve: Heat a grill or grill pan. Lightly oil grill to prevent sticking. Grill the shrimp until just done. Place the cool potatoes in the middle of each plate or on to a “family” styled serving platter
  12. Spoon some of the prepared plantain crema on each plate,(or platter) and top with the shrimp. Serve. Can be garnished with fried plantain crisps and lime wedges.


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