Spicy Mexican Stewed Shrimp (Shrimp Camarones)
Super healthy and jam-packed with flavor, this Spicy Mexican Stewed Shrimp (Shrimp Camarones) is perfect served alongside Mexican rice, beans, and roasted vegetables.
Servings: 8 servings
Add butter and oil to a medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until starting to soften and turn translucent. Stir frequently. Add the minced garlic to the onions and cook for one minute more.
Add the diced tomatoes, orange juice, and chipotle chili to the pot and bring it to a low simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the hot sauce and tomato paste and season with salt and pepper to taste. If it tastes too sweet, add a bit of vinegar, 1 teaspoon at a time, to balance the flavors.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the peppers to the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has reached desired thickness and taste, add the shrimp to the pot. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked and no longer translucent (resist overcooking as that turns shrimp dry and rubbery).
Serve with your favorite rice and beans and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and lime, if desired.
Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 65.6mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2.8mg