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Shrimp a la Mexicana

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

For the sauce:

3
Roma tomatoes, chopped into large pieces
1/2
medium onion, chopped into large pieces
1
serrano pepper
1
garlic clove
2
cups water

For the shrimp:

2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
medium onion, finely chopped
1
red bell pepper, finely chopped
1
lb medium size shrimp, peeled and deveined
3
Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1
serrano pepper, finely chopped (optional)
1
fresh cilantro bunch

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
186.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Cholesterol
142.9mg
48%
Sodium
659.7mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
17.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
100.20%
100%
Calcium
9.30%
9%
Iron
5.50%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

For a complete meal, serve with a side of rice and a nopal salad.

To save time in the kitchen, substitute the homemade sauce for 1 cup of canned spicy salsa.

Directions

  • 1 For the sauce: Blend tomatoes, onions, serrano pepper and garlic until everything is completely processed. Add water and blend a little more until everything is combined.
  • 2 For the shrimp: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and bell pepper for 3-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add shrimp and cook them until they turn pink. Add chopped tomatoes, serrano pepper, the blended mixture and fresh cilantro; season with salt, to taste. Reduce heat as soon as it starts to boil, cover and let cook for 10-12 minutes, until the sauce thickens a little more.
  • 3 Serve and enjoy!

Mexican independence day is almost here; why not celebrate with a colorful dish like these shrimp a la mexicana? What makes them Mexican style is that the ingredients represent the colors of the Mexican flag: green (serrano peppers and cilantro), white (onions) and red (tomato). Celebrate a Mexican fiesta with the family and you’ll see why this traditional dish is so popular.

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Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 20, 2016

Mexican independence day is almost here; why not celebrate with a colorful dish like these shrimp a la mexicana? What makes them Mexican style is that the ingredients represent the colors of the Mexican flag: green (serrano peppers and cilantro), white (onions) and red (tomato). Celebrate a Mexican fiesta with the family and you’ll see why this traditional dish is so popular.