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    Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

    Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Sauce. Photo by Sue Lau

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    45 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    Just enough for 2, although easily doubled for 4. This dish is REALLY hot if you leave the seeds in the peppers...I LOVE IT!!! But if you feel shy, you don't have to have the jalapenos, I won't tell. Makes a good party appetizer too. Just dare some of your buddies to eat it when it's hot. :)

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    1. 1
      Heat a well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Roast the tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos, until nicely browned on all sides, turned frequently.
    3. 3
      Note: you may get a lot of smoke from this so you might want to open a window.
    4. 4
      Transfer roasted vegetables to a metal bowl and cover with plastic wrap; allow to sweat and cool.
    5. 5
      When cool, peel the skins and discard.
    6. 6
      Remove any scorched areas from the onion by rubbing with paper towels.
    7. 7
      For a milder dish, seed the jalapenos, or otherwise, keep the fire dept.
    8. 8
      phone number handy.
    9. 9
      Puree the tomato, onion, jalapenos, 2 tbsp.
    10. 10
      cilantro, and oregano until smooth.
    11. 11
      Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet.
    12. 12
      Add the sliced garlic and cook over medium heat until lightly golden, stirring frequently.
    13. 13
      Do not let garlic burn.
    14. 14
      Add the puree and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
    15. 15
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    16. 16
      Stir in the shrimp.
    17. 17
      Simmer on medium-low heat until the shrimp are pink, about 3-5 minutes.
    18. 18
      Adjust seasonings, and remove from heat.
    19. 19
      Spoon shrimp and sauce into a serving dish; top with chopped cilantro, and squeeze lime juice over all.
    20. 20
    21. 21
      And keep the phone number handy if you left those seeds in.
    22. 22

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2003


      This is a great recipe! We followed it almost exactly, adding the TWO jalepenos - seeds and all. It is HOT, but we like it that way. I would agree that for those with milder tastes, one should omit the seeds from the pepper. We were unable to find Mexican oregano, but substituted regular oregano and it was fine. We will be making this again and again. Thanks Sue L.

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    • on August 23, 2007


      Loved this!!

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    • on April 22, 2005


      This dish is wonderful! We loved it and will make it again. You have to use ripe tomatoes for the flavor and you might need to add more than 2 jalapenos to get the flavor you want - its one of those tester things!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 223.3
    Calories from Fat 47
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 231.5 mg
    Sodium 233.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 32.6 g

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