Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Shrimp Vera Cruz Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Shrimp Vera Cruz

    Shrimp Vera Cruz. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

    1/2 Photos of Shrimp Vera Cruz

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    This recipe is from The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes. It is nice and flavorful and has one of my favorite components--quick. I made this with the tomatoes that have added chili; however, it can also be made with regular dice cut tomatoes. Hope you enjoy. Serve this with fresh bread and a side salad for a quick weeknight dinner.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Saute the onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes with liquid and the jalapeno pepper; simmer approximately 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp turn pink, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a small dish, combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water and stir to blend; whisk into the skillet and stir until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute then stir in the cilantro.
    5. 5
      Divide the rice among 4 bowls, and top with equal portions of the shrimp and vegetable mixture.
    6. 6
      Garnish each dish with lime wedges and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 25, 2009

      55

      Quick and simple, this made a delicious supper for DH and I with very little effort. Made exactly as directed, using canned tomatoes with chillies added, we enjoyed the spice that makes itself felt without overwhelming. I served it on spaghetti, though it would go equally well on rice, very very good, Paula! Thank you for this one.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 11, 2008

      55

      This was an awsome dish. We all loved it including my 4 yo. I servedit over brown rice and used regular diced tomatoes and 1 jalapeno.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on August 18, 2007

      55

      this review is way overdue , i've made this twice. the first time, last summer, i made it exactly but added some cumin and chili powder. i also used spicy basil instead of cilantro. i made it again last night using the same additions, but using fresh grown peppers and tomatoes, this is a perfect summer meal. sorry this review is so late in coming, this is a very good recipe.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Vera Cruz

    Serving Size: 1 (382 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 285.9
     
    Calories from Fat 36
    12%
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 172.8 mg
    57%
    Sodium 569.8 mg
    23%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.5 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 2.0 g
    8%
    Protein 26.7 g
    53%

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites