Friday, March 5, 2010

Camarones a la Mexicana


There are days that I am so busy with the house, kids and helping Hubby in his shop that I am only left with 30 minutes to prepare lunch.  But that is plenty of time to whip up a delicious meal.  Am I starting to sound like Rachael Ray?

Camarones a la Mexicana is probably the easiest and fastest of all my recipes.  And it is also DELICIOUS!

Camarones a la Mexicana

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped*
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can Salsa El Pato


Directions:
Saute the onion, garlic and bellpepper in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.




Add the shrimp and tomato.  Saute until the shrimp turn pink.



Pour in the can of Salsa El Pato.  Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes.



Serve with Sopa de Arroz BlancoEnjoy!!!


*If you want something a little spicier, add chopped and seeded jalapeño peppers or serrano chilies.


You might also like these delicious Mexican shrimp dishes: 




21 comments:

  1. Leslie, this looks delicious. I, too, have a recipe for them, though mine is quite different from yours. I love having another version to try. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  2. My husband would love this. It looks delicious!

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  3. Takes me back to Louisiana. Looks like shrimp creole.

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  4. Is El Pato just a brand name? Will any jar of salsa do?

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  5. Ooh -- yum. ..and I have a can of El Pato in the cupboard and a bag of shrimp in the freezer. I am set. :)

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  6. This looks easy!! Yay! Thanks, Leslie

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  7. You posted your link on my blog to try out a recipe and I am going to in the coming week!!! Just keep an eye out!!!

    I also have a link to your blog displayed on the left hand side!

    Thanks!!!

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  8. I love the look of this, amazing, another one to try.

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  9. Still awaiting an answer to my question: Is El Pato a brand name? I have asked both my wife and my sister-in-law here if they have heard of it. They have not. I´m thinking perhaps it´s a regional thing.

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  10. Felipe: To answer your question, El Pato is a brand name. It is a canned salsa that is a cross between a salsa and a tomato puree. But any jarred, canned or even homemade salsa will work with this recipe.

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  11. I was just about to make this dish when I noticed something awry. In the instructions, you mention adding the tomatoes, but there are no tomatoes in the ingredients list. What´s a guy to do?

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  12. FELIPE: So sorry about the omission. I will fix it immediately. :) Hope you made the camarones anyway! :)

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  13. Yes, I tossed in two chopped roma tomatoes. It worked. Strangely, I believe this is the second time I have made the dish, and I sure did not notice the tomato issue before.

    It was quite tasty. Gracias.

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  14. I love this site. Thank you for all the amazing food!!

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  15. I LOVE YOUR RECETA... ANY RECETA FOR MEXICAN WHITE. RICE?

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  16. Really like the recipe. I will keep making it.

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  17. Is this dish a spicy one? if not how can i make it a bit spicy!

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  18. I don't have salsa El pato, but I'll whip up a salsa from Chile decided arbol and guajo and follow the rest of your instructions, thanks!!

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  19. what Is Salsa El Pato? (Sorry My Dumb Phone Capitalizes Every WorD

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  20. How many ounces did you use of the salsa?

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