Thursday, October 28, 2010

Enchilado de Camerones

I think this would have been a solid, tasty dish except our shrimp sucked. I used frozen Wegmans-brand shrimp, which I have used in the past with great success, but this batch just sort of tasted off. To me, at least. The saucy part was good, but not good enough to encourage me to try it again with fresh shrimp. It was just okay.

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Enchilado de Camerones (Deviled Shrimp)
Cooking Light, May 2002

This is one of the few dishes in Cuban cooking that is spicy. Finishing with a splash of coconut milk tempers the heat and rounds out the flavor.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add bell peppers, crushed red pepper, salt, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook 6 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently.

Stir in shrimp, and cook 4 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Remove shrimp mixture from heat, and stir in coconut milk. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Yield: 4 servings

2 comments:

Denise said...

I am going to make this.

Keith Bolek said...

I am going to make this as well and I encourage you to try it with fresh shrimp. It will probably make a big difference. You should use 16-20 count.