Tapado - A Central American Seafood Stew

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About Recipe

Tapado is a hearty and savory seafood stew. It's one of those rustic dishes that first arose because of an abundance of product. Tapado was created due to an abundance of seafood, coconut, and plantains in the coastal towns of Central America. Like a lot of dishes originally created because of availability or affordability, it is now considered a delicacy. This would be considered a rather decadent stew in a lot of places. But in coastal towns in Guatemala and Honduras, where the ingredients are freshest and most abundant, it is a common and very affordable dish.


Servings :



1 pound White Fish Fillet

2 pounds Shrimp uncooked

2 Green Plantain

1 Sweet Potato

2 Roma Tomato

1 White Onion

1 Bell Pepper

4 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon Basil fresh, finely chopped

1 tablespoon Oregano fresh, finely chopped

4 cups Coconut Milk

2 cups Chicken Stock