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Camarones A La Criollo

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Camarones a la Criollo is a tasty mix of shrimp and sweet tomato sofrito sauce served over rice. It is a quick and fail safe recipe. One of the things I like about typical Cuban foods like this recipe is that you don’t have to use a lot of seasonings or spices, because every thing is simple and made with ingredients that grow naturally.
  Large shrimp 1 Pound, shelled and de-veined
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Spanish onion 1⁄2 Medium, finely chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄2 , cored, seeded, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Vino Seco)
  Vino seco/Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Pimento stuffed olives 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Make the sofrito. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until just fragrant. Add the onions, green peppers and garlic, cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

De-glaze the sofrito by adding the vino seco stirring gently. Add the tomato sauce, oregano, and cumin into the pan bring the sauce to a simmer and then reduce the heat to medium low heat. Add the olives and allow the sauce to simmer gently for about 15 minutes

Add the shrimp and cook in the sauce for 3 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked through stirring occasionally and flipping the shrimp about halfway through.

Serve each portion over brown rice and a generous helping of sauce.

makes 4 servings

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Cuban Shrimp Creole
Let the good times roll with this classic Cuban favorite. A lip-smacking combo of shrimp and sweet tomato sofrito sauce served over rice, this no-fail Cuban recipe is indeed a win-win one. Very simple and very scrumptious, this one is worth a try.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 382 Calories from Fat 184

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g31.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 172.4 mg57.5%

Sodium 288.7 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 26 g51.5%

Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 59.5%

Calcium 10.6% Iron 23.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Camarones A La Criollo Recipe Video, Cuban Shrimp Creole