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    Seasoned Mashed Potatoes Garnished With Shrimp & Vegetables

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    1 hr 50 mins

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins

    CJAY's Note:

    This is called Causa A La Limena in Peru. Posted for ZWT7-Central and South America. Found on

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    Serves: 8


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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 250*. Drop the potatoes into a large pot of lightly salted boiling water (enough to cover them) and boil them briskly until they are tender.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the onions, lemon juice, fresh chili, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and oil, and beat them together with a whisk or a fork. Drain the potatoes and mash to a smooth puree with a fork, potato masher or electric mixer.
    3. 3
      Beat in the sauce, a Tblsp. at a time, and taste for seasoning. Mound the potatoes in the center of a large heatproof platter and cover loosely with foil. Keep the potatoes warm in the preheated oven.
    4. 4
      Into each of two 3 to 4 quart saucepans pour about 2 qts. of water. Bring to a boil and drop in the sweet potatoes and yucca. Boil briskly, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
    5. 5
      Then remove them from their pans with a slotted spoon and arrange them around the mashed potatoes. Cover the platter again and return it to the oven.
    6. 6
      In a heavy 3 quart saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Drop in the shrimp and cook them, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until they are firm and pink.
    7. 7
      Drain them and peel off the shells. Devein if desired.
    8. 8
      While shrimp cook, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil over high heat in a 4 quart saucepan. Drop in the corn and boil, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes, until the corn is tender. Drain in a colander.
    9. 9
      Remove the platter from the oven and place the corn on it. Alternate the shrimp and cheese triangles in a circular deisign on top of the potatoes. Add the olives and eggs to the arrangement, and serve at once.

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    Nutritional Facts for Seasoned Mashed Potatoes Garnished With Shrimp & Vegetables

    Serving Size: 1 (447 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 642.2
    Calories from Fat 286
    Total Fat 31.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 128.5 mg
    Sodium 1180.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 79.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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