Camarones Guisados – succulent shrimp stewed in a Puerto Rican-style tomato sauce. Loaded with garlic, onions and plenty of fresh cilantro. No sofrito needed! Serve over a bed of rice or with crusty bread for soaking up every last drop!
I have a new favorite! I have to admit I’m not the biggest shrimp fan, although I love how quick and easy they are to cook. I’m talking three minutes quick!
Most of my shrimp aversion has to do with when they are overcooked.
They turn into flavorless, rubbery, chew toys.
However, when they are cooked just to the point where they are no longer raw, they are the most tender, juicy bites of the sea.
So remember, don’t overcook your shrimp for best results.
Now let’s talk about the sauce. Because while the shrimp are great, I’m all about that soupy sauce!
My friends in places that don’t have access to the ingredients in sofrito will be happy to know that this sauce doesn’t need sofrito!
It’s just a quick sauté of onion, green pepper and garlic. Shrimp love garlic.
Add some cilantro and let it all bubble together for a few minutes.
The shrimp get a quick bath just until cooked, and then top with more cilantro right at the end for that fresh green flavor.
Of course, if you have Puerto Rican sofrito on hand you can use that and this recipe will be even quicker!
My true love is carbs and this sauce is just begging for some fluffy rice to soak it all up.
Or some crusty French bread to sop up the juice.
Or both…I’m not judging. Puerto Rican Tostones would be amazing with this as well!
I just imagine I’m carb-loading for that marathon I’ll run someday. It’s important to visualize and train.
I haven’t quite got to the running part yet, but I know how to get extra carbs!
And if anyone questions your carbs with a side of carbs, just tell them you’re in training. 🙂
So don’t delay, make some camarones guisados today!
*you can also use 2 heaping tablespoons of SOFRITO As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 259Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 823mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 19g
*you can also use 2 heaping tablespoons of SOFRITO
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