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    Shrimp Vera Cruz

    Shrimp Vera Cruz. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    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.

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    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


      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.

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    • on July 11, 2008


      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.

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    • on August 18, 2007


      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.

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    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
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 172.8 mg
    Sodium 569.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 26.7 g

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