September 17 – Honduran Teacher’s Day

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.

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.


  • 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
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Shrimp Marinade

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

Frying the shrimps

  1. Peel and chop or crush the garlic.
  2. We also chop the onion into julianas.
  3. Put the saucepan over medium high heat with the olive oil
  4. First we add the onion and fry for 1 minute
  5. Then we add the garlic and fry for an additional minute.
  6. Add the shrimp without the marinade, stir and fry for 1 minute.
  7. We cover the saucepan and lower the temperature to a simmer for 3 minutes so that the flavors are integrated.
  8. Tip: If the shrimp is not precooked, leave it for 2 more minutes.
  9. Then we add the marinade, cover and leave for 3 more minutes.
  10. 1 minute before removing from the heat, add the parsley.
  11. Remove from the heat and that’s it.

Frying the Plantains

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

Preparing the Shrimp with the Apples

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

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