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Coconut Shrimp Criollo

Coconut Shrimp Criollo

Coconut Shrimp Criollo is a blend of sweet and spicy flavors from ñame root, ripe plantains and succulent shrimp united with a flavorful sauce of coconut milk, cumin, cinnamon, thyme and red pepper.

Ñame root, also know as yams, are grown throughout the tropics, including West Africa, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The root is shaped like a long sweet potato with creamy, nutty flesh.



  1. Mix chicken broth and seasonings in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Add ñame root; cover and boil 5 minutes or until ñame are slightly tender.
  2. Stir in coconut milk, shrimp and plantain. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over cooked rice, if desired.

Nutritional information: For 1 serving Calories: 414 Sodium: 708mg Fat: 22g Carbohydrates: 32g Cholesterol: 138mg Protein: 22g

Makes 5 (1-cup) servings | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick. logo

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