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Shrimp a la Mexicana

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.

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

  • 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

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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.
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