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 cayenne pepper.
Mix chicken stock and seasonings in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Add ñame root; cover and boil 5 minutes or until ñame are slightly tender
Stir in coconut milk, shrimp and plantain. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally
Serve over cooked rice, if desired
Test Kitchen Tip: Ñame root, also known 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.
Substitution Tip: Use 2 bananas, peeled and sliced (1 1/2 cups), in place of 1 ripe plantain.