Whether you are enjoying the shopping and culture sights of Bogot, the nightlife of Cartagena or exploring the Choco region, you must experience the mouth-watering cuisine of Colombia.
Many of Colombia’s appetizers are simply delectable. You can find fried green plantains, tomato and avocado salad, roasted cassava, endive and herbed cream cheese and caramelized apples or perhaps you might like the bean and roasted pepper crostini or maybe the Ciruelas con Tocineta (Prunes Wrapped with Bacon). Whatever your tastes may be you will be sure to find something you like. But it is almost guaranteed that this is a Colombian appetizer your discerning palate won’t want to bypass.
Ceviche de Camarones (Columbian Shrimp Ceviche)
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
cup chopped onion
cup chopped fresh cilantro
cup chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove minced
cup fresh lime juice
1 cup ketchup
teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Drop shrimp in boiling water for 1 minute, then drain and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir together until all ingredients are incorporated. Cover and refrigerate. Serve cold by itself or over lettuce with crackers.