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    Achiote Shrimp

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    21 mins

    15 mins

    6 mins

    Hey Jude's Note:

    This is hot, as in spicy hot. If you don't like hot then this may not be your cup of tea. I found this in the Chicago Tribune, again, one of my favorite sources of really good recipes, the columnist said it was inspired by a Rick Bayless recipe. I loved it, my husband (not a lover of HOT) only liked it. *Achiote paste can be found in well-stocked grocery stores or in Mexican grocery stores...OR you can make your own, there are a couple of recipes here for it.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden and fragrant, 1 minute. Add achiote, pepper, sugar and salt. Cook, mashing with the back of a wooden spoon, to a thick paste, 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Pour in lime juice and grapefruit juice, thinning to a sauce.
    3. 3
      Add shrimp. Cook, tossing, until shrimp are cooked through and coated with an orange/red sauce, 4 minutes. Transfer to a shallow bowl and sprinkle with cilantro.
    4. 4
      You can eat these guys as is, over rice or dipped into guacamole (the guac is my favorite way to have these).

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    Nutritional Facts for Achiote Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (265 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 382.7
    Calories from Fat 157
    Total Fat 17.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 345.6 mg
    Sodium 1210.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 46.6 g

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