Shrimp and Hominy Stew
In a 4- to 5-quart pot heat oil over medium. Add garlic and chile pepper; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. (Do not let garlic brown.) Add tomatoes, 3 cups water, the hominy and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.Advertisement
Add shrimp; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in fresh oregano. Serves 4.
Find canned or dried hominy in large supermarkets. You will need to reconstitute dried before using: In a 3-quart pot cover 1 cup dry hominy with 2 inches of water. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain, add fresh water, and bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain before using.