Shrimp Vera Cruz

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


    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


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 |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    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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    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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    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