Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Makes a great appetizer, party snack, side dish or main course! Also try using assorted seafood such a tilapia, crab, scallops, etc. I included the ketchup, but you can use sweet Ecuadorian tomato sauce as traditional or skip it altogether as I prefer! Some also like it on the side and let the guests choose. You can also place a dollop on the side of the martini glass as some restaurants do. You can flash cook the shrimp if preferred by placing in boiling water for 2 minutes before peeling and deveining them. You can make this with only an hour or so of "cooking" in the citrus juices, as you prefer. Also...I use 2-3 jalapenos and occasionally habenero for extra pep! Serve with a crisp but fruity sauvignon blanc (rochioli or girard)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the ketchup with the orange juice. Add the lime and lemon juices, garlic, jalapeño, oregano, pepper, cumin, cinnamon and cloves and season generously with salt and hot sauce. Add the shrimp, red onion, tomato and chopped cilantro. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight; stir once or twice.
  3. Spoon the shrimp and sauce into martini glasses or onto small plates, garnish with endive spears and cilantro leaves and serve.
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This is very similar to a recipe that my Sister in Law brought back from a Ecuador. Our recipes has orange juice as well. We serve it as a cold soup and sprinkle popcorn on top.

jagret December 14, 2009