Shrimp with Green Plantain and Guacamole

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My merman and I love to cook! If we are not in the middle of an acro-yoga pose, or working on new Wild Merman Salmon Jerky flavors, you’ll most likely find us in the kitchen making something tasty to eat.

One of our most favorite and easy to make recipes, is shrimp with fried plantain and guacamole. It's high in protein, fat, and low in carbs - keeping you feeling satisfied for hours.  Whether you are on a low carb diet, Whole30, keto or paleo, this recipe can easily be adjusted to your liking. Enjoy!


  1. Shrimp with Green Plantain and Guacamole. 20 - 30 min. Serves 2.

Nutritional Info Per Serving. Protein: 93.5g. Net Carbs: 37.5g. Fat: 52.5g. Calories: 639 kcal.

shrimp and guacamole

For the Plantains (15 minutes):

  • 1 medium green plantain, peeled and cut into ¼ inch rounds.
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil.
  • Salt to taste

For the Guacamole (5 minutes):

  • 2 medium avocados, mashed
  • 1 tomato diced into small cubes (discard the juice)
  • 2 tbsps cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion finely chopped into tiny pieces.
  • ½ lime juice
  • Salt to taste

For the Shrimp (10 minutes):

  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and defrosted (I used Trader Joe’s Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp, it’s delicious!)
  • 1-2 tbsps coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne
  1. If your shrimp is frozen make sure to defrost, also peel and devein if necessary.
  2. For the plantains. First heat up the oil in a pan at medium to low heat. While the oil is heating, peel and chop the plantain in ¼ inch rounds. Add plantain to pan on a single layer and allow to cook for about 5 minutes or until the bottom side is golden brown. Flip and cook for 3-5 minutes more until golden brown.
  3. For the Guacamole. While the plantain is cooking, you can start making your guacamole. Mash the avocado and add the tomato, onion, lime, cilantro and salt. By this time you may need to either flip your plantain, or it should be almost ready.
  4. Remove plantain from pan and add salt to taste.
  5. For the Shrimp. Use the same pan you used for the plantains, add more oil if necessary. Turn the heat up to medium. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 3 - 5 minutes on each side. Add the garlic, salt and pinch of cayenne and stir well. Cook until done.