Plantain and Avocado Appetizer

Plantain and Avocado pear AppetizerPlantain Appetizer

This is a quick appetizer, it’s a great time saver and unassumingly gourmet-esque. You can also use this plantain frying method for shaped plantains, after the plantain has been pressed down use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shape before re-frying. You may also seve the avocado mix as a dip with the plantains  on the side.


  • 1 large unripe plantain
  • 5 Cooked shrimps
  • 1/2 of a large avocado pear
  • 1/2 of a small habanera pepper- finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat large amount of oil in a deep pot or a deep fryer
  • Cut the plantain into 4-5 chunks. Fry quickly until the plantains start to turn brown


  • Place the browned plantain on a foil sheet, fold over and press down on the chunk until it becomes flat. continue process until all the plantain are flattened



  • Return flattened plantain to hot oil and fry until golden brown


  • Remove fried plantain from oil and set aside to rest on a paper towel


  • Prepare the avocado topping by mashing the avocado and combining with peppers and a little salt


  • Top warm plantain with avocado mixture and shrimp


Plantain and Avocado pear Appetizer



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By |December 31st, 2013|23 Comments


  1. Vera February 19, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Can we try ripe plantain or it must be unripe?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      If the plantain is still firm, it will work.

  2. tito March 5, 2014 at 4:41 am - Reply


  3. Tosin February 27, 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Hello 9jafoodie, lovely…. but as omonamaolowo asked, could the plantain be baked or grilled?

  4. Anonymous February 25, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I love this. And it’s easy to prepare too

  5. Asia Mei-li January 31, 2014 at 4:58 am - Reply

    You are such a creative cook, I’d definitely try out all your recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Omomamaolowo January 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Could dis be baked, grilled, shallow fried in a non stick pan or ‘george-foremanned’?

  7. dobby January 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Nice one! would definitely try this out soon. Happy new year 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Happy New Year dear…. much excited for your feedback.

  8. Anonymous January 9, 2014 at 3:43 am - Reply

    M addicted to 9ja foodie. Please keep up the good u to pieces

  9. Relentless Builder January 9, 2014 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Happy New Year, 9jaFoodie. Yummy combination. I can picture myself picking off the shrimp one by one. 😀

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Happy New year ma! hoooo.. you don’t like shrimps.. you can use chicken.

  10. Zoe January 8, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    i will try dis for my man on val day….thanks.

  11. Ibifiri Kamson January 7, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Hmmm this is so creative and nice. Will try this when I have guest. Please hurry up and open a Naija resto o

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 7, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Thanks dear! As soon as you help source that capital oh, you know I full ground.

  12. daughterofherking - Life in Stages January 7, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    well done..
    its creative and I like it.. xxx

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 7, 2014 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Thank you much, we are excited for you to try it.

  13. julie January 7, 2014 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I love dis

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