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Shrimp Stuffed Mahi Mahi Recipe Stars


Shrimp Stuffed Mahi Mahi Recipe Stars
at Puerto Vallarta’s International Gourmet Festival


Recipe from Lucca, one of Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit’s AAA Four Diamond restaurants

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico –   The 26th annual Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival is on this week until November 21st with an incredible lineup of award winning chefs and innovative menus from around the world.  Dining options include a World Fest Gourmet Party with tapas from five continents and a handmade Xocodiva Chocolate Pairing.  Among the chosen festival locations are Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit’s AAA Four Diamond award wining restaurant Lucca and Velas Vallarta’s popular Restaurant Andrea.  Get a taste of t he festival at home with shrimp stuffed mahi mahi, a delicious blend of traditional ingredients provided by Lucca.

Dorado Relleno de Camarones  

Shrimp Stuffed Mahi Mahi over fried risotto with smoked tomato sauce 


Serves 4

Fried risotto:1 cup cooked risotto4 tablespoons finely diced carrots

4 tablespoons finely diced zucchini

4 tablespoons cream

4 tablespoons grated parmesan

2/3 cup panko breadcrumbsOlive oil

Smoked tomato sauce:
4 tablespoons olive oil


1 cup pomodoro sauce

2 sprigs rosemary

Mahi mahi:4 mahi mahi filets12 small shrimp

4 slices Serrano ham

Salt and pepper Plating:

Phylo pastry decorations

2 tablespoons pesto

¾ cup sautéed spinach

½ cup vegetables, julienned

¾ sautéed mushrooms

2 tablespoons balsamic reduction

Fried risotto:  Combine all ingredients in a pan except panko.  Cook until blended.  Allow to cool and shape into patties.  Cover with panko  and fry in olive oil right before serving.

Smoked tomato sauce: Warm oil to smoking point, add sauce and rosemary, cook over low heat.

Mahi mahi: Season fish with salt and pepper, stuff with shrimp.  Wrap with ham and sear in pan.  Finish in a hot oven.

For the complete International Gourmet Festival schedule visit

 About Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit:Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award.  The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites.  The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 80 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon.  Five restaurants, three of which have been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, feature stylish decor and a la carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.  For more information on Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit visit or call 1-888-261-8436 for reservations.
 About Velas Vallarta: Velas Vallarta, an all-suite resort and convention center located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta, is walking distance from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta’s captivating attractions, activities and landmarks. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 339 suites, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music and entertainment nightly. For more information on Velas Vallarta visit or call 866-847-4609 for reservations.

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