Title: Paltas Rellenas - Stuffed Avocados
Yield: 6 servings
12 Cooked prawns
3 Cobs corn
500 g Potatoes
1 tb Grated onion
1/2 ts Chilli powder
3 tb Olive oil
Salt and white pepper to
3 lg Avocados
18 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, 1/2 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
From an article by Meryl Constance in The Sydney Morning Herald,
7/13/93. Courtesy Mark Herron.