So go ahead, check out their website - Sophies Cuban Cuisine. And then , go , all you New Yorkers, go to the nearest shop. If you can't try your at my Shrimp and Plantain dish. You will like it.
Spicy Sweet Plantain Shrimp
|Spicy Sweet Plantain Shrimp|
Toss the cleaned shrimp into a hot skillet ith EVOO, a pinch of salt, and a hint of sliced garlic. Cook half way through, then remove from the heat and place in a holding bowl. Toss the cut, sweet plantains (you know , the ones that are ripe), into the skillet and cut until slighty caramelized. Toss in a couple of red dy chili, without breaking them. When the plantains form specks of light brown color, toss the shrimp back into the skillet and cook for one or two minutes more. For garnish and extra heat, top with a a red, dry Mexican chili, if you have courage.
One question does remain. Who is Sophie? An exotic island dancer or the owner's sweet little daughter, who in old Havana would entertain the patrons with smiles and tunes? Somethings best left to one's imagination.
Salud meos amigos.