MENU
  • Facebook
    2
  • Pinterest
    4
  • Save
    1
  • Print
    16

Shrimp a la Mexicana

shrimp a la mexicana Entree Mexican
Shrimp a la Mexicana
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

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. MORE + LESS -

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

Directions

Hide Images
  • 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!

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.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
More About This Recipe
  • 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.

© 2018 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

Rate and Comment