Camarones Guisados (Puerto Rican Stewed Shrimp)
Camarones Guisados (Stewed Shrimp)
yield: 4 SERVINGS prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 15 MINUTES total time: 25 MINUTES
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!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped*
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped*
3 teaspoons minced garlic (about 3 cloves)*
1 can (14.5oz) whole plum tomatoes, with liquid
2 tablespoons pimento stuffed Spanish olives, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (and thawed if using frozen)
Additional chopped cilantro, for garnish
Cooked rice or French bread, for serving
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Heat the oil in a small caldero or large frying pan over medium heat.
Sauté the onion and green pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute longer. *You can also use 2 heaping tablespoons of SOFRITO [click for recipe]
Add the tomatoes along with their liquid, olives, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, bay leaf and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Crush the tomatoes with the back of a spoon and bring the sauce to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp and sauté for 2-4 minutes, just until opaque. Do not overcook!
Garnish with additional chopped cilantro before serving. Serve over rice or with bread for sopping up the sauce.
*you can also use 2 heaping tablespoons of SOFRITO
The whole house loves to top theirs off with jalapeno!
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