Camarones a la Veracruzana (Shrimp Veracruz)

Camarones a la Veracruzana (Shrimp Veracruz)
Recipe by Chef Erin Coopey
Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 large green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium white onion, cut in half and sliced (about 1-½ cups)
1 clove garlic, crushed 
2 (14.5-oz) cans stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced pimento-stuffed olives
1/4 teaspoon green jalapeƱo pepper sauce or green taco sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup chopped cilantro 
3 cups cooked white rice 
Cilantro sprigs for garnish 

Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add bell peppers and onion and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes with their liquid, olives, green sauce, lime juice, salt and bring to a boil. Add shrimp, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp is pink, stirring occasionally.

Stir in chopped cilantro. Serve with rice and garnish with cilantro sprigs.


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