It's Never Too Late to Celebrate Love

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and we hope you had a memorable one. Whether you spent it with your significant other, friends, family, or pet, we’re sure it was full of love.  A special dinner is a usual way for us to celebrate this jubilant holiday, and we felt like sharing an associate favorite recipe.  Feel free to pair it with a nice glass of Sauvignon blanc, as well.

Camarones Enchilados Recipe (translation: Spicy Cuban Shrimp)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. uncooked medium shrimp (about 32) shelled and deveined
  • ½ cup of oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley (dried flakes, do about a ¼ cup)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can/jar roasted peppers.
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp of your preferred hot sauce (sriracha, tabasco, etc.)

Preparation:

Devein and wash the shrimp. In a soup/stock pot, heat the oil and then sauté the shrimp until they’re a light pink. If you have a food processor, chop the onion, garlic, and green pepper. Add this mixture to the pot and shrimp. Sauté that for a bit too. Add the parsley, tomato sauce, ketchup, bay leaf, white wine, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Let it cook on low for about 25 to 30 mins. Serves 6.

You can make some rice, and serve the shrimp over it. Buy a bag of plantain chips at your local Trader Joe’s as a side. Delish! We don’t blame you if you can’t wait till next Valentine’s Day to prepare this meal. Be spontaneous and surprise your loved one with an exquisite dinner.

 

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