Paltas rellenas - stuffed avocados

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Stephen Ceideburg
12 \N Cooked prawns
3 \N Cobs corn
500 grams Potatoes
1 tablespoon Grated onion
½ teaspoon Chilli powder
3 tablespoons Olive oil
\N \N Salt and white pepper to taste
3 larges Avocados
18 \N Black olives

In Peru, where this recipe originated, the avocados are stuffed with potatoes with yellow flesh. If you want the authen- tic look, add a couple of drops of yellow food colouring to the potato mixture.

Peel 12 cooked prawns and set aside. Chop 3 cobs of corn into 4-5 cm rounds and steam or boil until tender. Steam or boil 500 g of potatoes until tender. drain and mash very smooth. Mix in tablespoons grated onions, ½ teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste), 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt and white pepper to taste. Cut 3 large avocados in half remove the stones and fill with the potato mixture.

Put on serving plates and top each half with 2 prawns and 2- 3 black olives. Add corn rounds to the plates. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Posted by Stephen Ceideburg

From an article by Meryl Constance in The Sydney Morning Herald, 7/13/93. Courtesy Mark Herron.

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