Shrimp in Cilantro Sauce

On the coasts of Mexico, fresh seafood is often a substitute for poultry. Shrimp is particularly pleasing with this lively cilantro sauce. Serve it with rice to tame the heat of the jalapenos or serranos.

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins

Shrimp in Cilantro Sauce

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Directions

  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp; rinse. Set shrimp aside.

Sauce:

  1. For green sauce, in a medium skillet cook tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapeno or serrano pepper in hot oil for about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Place tomatillo mixture in a blender container or food processor bowl; add chicken broth, cilantro, and parsley. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Return mixture to skillet and heat through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook shrimp in boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain well. Toss cooked shrimp with sauce.
  4. To serve, spoon shrimp mixture over rice. If desired, garnish with tomato wedges and additional cilantro. Makes 2 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare the sauce as directed in Steps 2 and 3, except do not return the sauce to the skillet. Cover and chill the sauce for up to 2 days. To serve, place in a covered saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.

Double the recipe to serve 4. Use a large skillet to cook the tomatillo mixture.

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Nutrition Facts (Shrimp in Cilantro Sauce)

  • Per serving:
  • 119 kcal ,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 131 mg chol. ,
  • 252 mg sodium ,
  • 4 g carb. ,
  • 4 g fiber ,
  • 15 g pro.
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