Cuban Shrimp Stew

READY IN: 1hr 3mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

A beautiful medley of flavors and colors!This recipe doubles easily and, once the veggies are prepped, goes together quickly. Add a tossed salad and some crunchy bread and you have a meal fit for family or guests! Originally from a Junior League of Denver cookbook. Cook time does not include chill time for shrimp.

Top Review by Meryl

This was very good. The tomato paste was a little too sweet and concentrated for me, so next time I'll either cut it down or substitute 1 - 1 1/3 cups canned San Marzano tomatoes, chopped, for the tomato paste and water. I also added more garlic in the stew, about 8 cloves instead of 4, increased the cumin, and added a few drops of lime juice and Cajun hot sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Shrimp: Combine the lime juice, garlic, oregano, and cumin in a bowl; mix well.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or for up to four hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. For the Stew: Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  6. Sauté the onions,bell peppers,celery, 2 T parsley, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin, and bay leaf in the hot oil for 5 minutes or just until the onions begin to brown.
  7. Stir in the tomato paste and sauté for 1 minute longer.
  8. Add the wine and the water to the vegetable mixture and mix well.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
  10. Stir in the undrained shrimp.
  11. Simmer for 6 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
  12. Discard the bay leaf.
  13. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  14. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with the remaining parsley.

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