This is an appetizer recipe from Cafe Verde in Pasadena, California. It consists of a cream sauce, fried plantains with a shrimp filling, and is finished with a balsamic reduction. The recipe makes more cream sauce than is needed. It can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days. I wrote the recipe as written up in the LA Times, but when I made it, I think the serving size is way too much. I could only eat 1 plantain as an appetizer. Perhaps if making as a tapas 2 would suffice, but 3 is too much for one person. I would just serve these all on a platter, and let guests take however much they want.