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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.6
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 172.3 mg
  • Sodium: 684.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 28.7 g

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Shrimp Vera Cruz

Submitted by: RREED01562

Introduction

This is a great, tasty dish! This is a great, tasty dish!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 cup raw onion, sliced
    1.5 cups green pepper, cut into strips
    1.5 cups red pepper, cut into strips
    2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
    6 spanish olives w/pimento
    3 tsp chili sauce
    1 tbsp capers, drained
    1/4 tsp cumin seed
    16 oz. raw shrimp
    juice of one lime
    1/4 cup tomato sauce, with tomato tidbits
    4 servings of brown rice
    Garlic, optional

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Directions

Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the onion and peppers (optional to add garlic). Cook until soft.
Add chili sauce, roughly chopped tomatoes, chopped olives, cumin, salt (to taste), capers and tomato sauce.
Once the sauce is simmering, add shrimp until they curl up and turn pink (DO NOT overcook them!)
Add the lime juice and serve over rice.



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RREED01562.





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I usually add more peppers and onions because I do that to all my recipes but I have made this three times and love it. I used cocktail sauce instead of the chile sauce because that is what I had and the horseradish adds a nice touch. - 12/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I omitted the olives and didn't have capers but this was easy and delicious! A perfect amount of kick and very filling! I'm not a leftover person but ate every bit of these leftovers for lunch the next day. - 3/13/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good recipe indeed--just be aware that the brown rice is included in the nutrition info. I used some spaghetti sauce in place of tomato sauce, and cooked shrimp that the sauce heated up. Very fresh and pretty meal. - 5/22/07

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just made it for the second time very tasty and easy and like some one said got good kick to it and filling. - 3/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I had enough for two people for two days and it got rave reviews. - 8/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great shrimp recipe will make again - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will have to try this. glad to hear someone did it without capers as my family isn't into them(even tho I am) - 8/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this dish! - 11/11/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love this with more garlic......yummy!!!! - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this!! - 3/14/07

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  • I made a shrimp recipe last night that was delicious. Just buy a package of commercial ham sandwich slices cut very thin.I cut the long side of ham into three slices then wrap one slice around a large cooked shrimp.I cook several of them at once in an olive oil base or just cook the shrimp by itself - 9/19/13

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  • Yumm! Easy, great flavors, and pretty too... - 9/21/11

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  • really good. my wife is picky and she said "it is a keeper" - 7/27/11

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  • OK all your comments have convinced me, this is the one to try tonight! Hope my family enjoys it as much as it seems most of you have. - 7/21/11

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  • This was easy to follow and tasted fantastic. - 4/11/11

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  • Really loved this. Will be making it again! I think it'll be yummy with other types of seafood too, so I'm trying talapia next & will make it with chicken for my friends who don't eat seafood. Thanks! - 3/22/11

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  • I thought this was a very good dish. Lots of bright flavors came through...and the sweetness of the shrimp was a nice pallet suprise - 1/24/10

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  • Very good! - 11/17/09

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  • Easy to make, very tasty, and works great as a cold (or hot) lunch the next day - 11/15/09

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  • Excellent recipe, I enjoyed it very much as is. Thank You - 11/12/09

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  • My family loved this recipe. I don't feel as though any one fllavor stood out more than others, it all went together really well and was delicious. I made it exactly as you stated. Thanks. - 11/12/09

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  • fabulus, YumYum - 11/11/09

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  • I leave out the olives, since I don't like their flavor. It cuts the calories substanially too. - 11/11/09

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  • This was wonderful. My family loves shrimp and it was a hit. - 11/11/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds excellent - I may have to try it tonight! - 11/11/09

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