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Achiote Shrimp

This is tasty dish with achiote shrimp and black beans with feta cheese. This dish has a great earthy taste you’re going to love.
For the shrimp
  Shrimp 2 Pound, medium, deveined
  Achiote red paste 3 1⁄2 Ounce
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lime juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For black beans
  Black beans 1 Pound, soaked overnight (or canned)
  Red onion 1⁄2 , chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
For garnish
  Feta cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), crumbled (as required)

1. SHRIMP: In a blender pour the orange juice, lime juice and add the achiote paste. Blend till smooth.
2. Heat a pan on medium high heat. Put the shrimps and pour the achiote mixture.
3. Cook for around 5 minutes or till the shrimp is done. Remove from the heat.
4. BLACK BEANS: In a pan, heat olive oil on medium. Add the onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes. Pour the lime juice and continue to saute till the onions are translucent.
5. Add the black beans and stir till all are mixed. Bring it to a boil and turn off the heat.

6. In a serving plate, serve the shrimp hot with the black beans garnished with feta cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
An earthy dish of shrimp, black beans and some feta! A tasty dish brought together by Ken. See the video for more details.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 596 Calories from Fat 182

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g28.4%

Saturated Fat 5 g25.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 235.4 mg78.5%

Sodium 595.8 mg24.8%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 11.9 g47.4%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 52 g103.4%

Vitamin A 6.9% Vitamin C 31.1%

Calcium 24.6% Iron 42.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Achiote Shrimp Recipe Video