Shrimp-Stuffed Arepas

Shrimp-Stuffed Arepas

Piping hot arepas are filled with a cheese, shrimp and avocado mixture.


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups masa harina
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture
  • Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 avocado, cut into 12 slices


  1. Blend water and corn in blender until smooth; pour into large bowl. Add masa harina and milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough. Divide into 6 portions; flatten each to 5-inch round. Cook on large griddle on medium-high heat 12 minutes or until both sides are golden brown, turning occasionally.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add peppers and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Stir in shrimp; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice; mix lightly. Remove from heat.
  4. Split arepas; fill with cheese, shrimp mixture and avocados.

Prep Time 30 min | 6 servings

Food Facts:

The size of a shrimp is indicated by the count or number of shrimp per pound. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. Shrimp size terminology varies from place to place, so the count is the most accurate way to call for shrimp in a recipe. A basic guideline is: 11 to 15 is jumbo; 16 to 20 is extra large; 21 to 30 is large; 31 to 35 is medium and 36 to 45 is small.

How to Devein Raw Shrimp: To devein raw shrimp, first remove the outer shell. Then make a lengthwise shallow cut on the outer curve of the shrimp to expose the black vein. Loosen the vein with the tip of a sharp knife, then pull with your fingers to remove.

Nutritional Information Serving Size 6 servings Amount per serving: Calories 380 Total fat 16g Saturated fat 4.5g Cholesterol 140mg Sodium 720mg Carbohydrate 36g Dietary fiber 5g Sugars 3g Protein 24g

% Daily Value Vitamin A 15 %DV Vitamin C 8 %DV Calcium 30 %DV Iron 10 %DV

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Kraft Foods

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