Tortillita de Camarones

Based on Bittman’s “Tortillitas with Shrimp


  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion or scallions
  • About 1/2 cup raw shrimp, chopped, or scallops or other shellfish or fish
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped chives, parsley, thyme or cilantro
  • Olive oil.


  1. In a bowl, combine flours and baking powder with salt and pepper.
  2. Add a little more than a cup of water and stir to combine; consistency should be watery, not very thick.
  3. Stir in the onions, chopped seafood and herbs.
  4. Optionally, you can leave it in the fridge for 30 min.
  5. Put a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and film its bottom generously with olive oil.
  6. When oil is hot, pour in half the batter until it fills center of pan; spread gently with a spoon to form a large pancake.
  7. Cook about 3 minutes, or until pancake is set around edges; flip pancake and continue cooking for another 3 minutes, then flip it again and cook for another 30 seconds or so, until it is crisp on outside but still moist inside.
  8. Remove from pan and serve immediately, while remaining batter cooks.

Serves 4 or more


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s