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Camarones Al Ajillo

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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.
  Shrimp 1 Pound, shelled and deveined
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 4 Tablespoon, minced
  Vino seco/Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Vino Seco)
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Pinch
  Hot sauce 1 Dash
  Salt To Taste
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat until fragrant add the butter and garlic, saute about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the vino seco, lime juice, oregano, cumin, salt and hot sauce. Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring until the shrimp turn pink, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Turn off the heat, add the parsley and mix it in well. Using tongs remove the shrimp from the pan. Place over a serving of brown rice. Pour the sauce over the shrimp.

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Cuban Shrimp In Garlic Sauce
Spend an evening digging into this Cuban classic — shrimp cooked in tantalizing garlic sauce. The blend of garlic, sweet sofrito and white wine gives this dish an added kick. Just follow the recipe to the T and treat your family and friends to an exotic Cuban cuisine.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 318 Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.8%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 180.4 mg60.1%

Sodium 275.4 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.79 g3.1%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 24 g48.5%

Vitamin A 12.9% Vitamin C 23.6%

Calcium 10.4% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Camarones Al Ajillo Recipe Video, Cuban Shrimp In Garlic Sauce