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Mexican Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Are you looking for a Mexican garlic shrimp recipe? Mexican garlic shrimp is a great way to prepare shrimp for dinner. This great tasting dish is a good way to top off the Mexican rice, and why not some Mexican black beans to complete a south of the border style dinner which the whole family will enjoy? Try this quick recipe and be amazed when your family asks for it again the next time they are in the mood for some yummy south of the border spice.

Let your mouth start to water as you dream of platters of enchiladas smothered in chili cheese sauce, followed closely by steaming hot tamales and chili rellenos covered in your favorite cheese. Now add sides of piping hot frijoles and seasoned rice, their aromas filling your nostrils with their spiciness tickling your nose. Crisp hot tacos, guacamole and pico de gallo could also accompany this amazing platter, but whatever you do, do not forget the Mexican garlic shrimp, since that is going to be the centerpiece! Are you hungry yet?

When you learn to make this wonderfully spicy Mexican garlic shrimp recipe your friends and neighbors might think your place is a new Mexican food restaurant! When you learn this simple-to-prepare dish however, you and your family will get to enjoy great tasting Mexican food anytime. To fix this dish you will need peeled and deveined shrimp, Sauternes wine, butter, garlic, green chilies, onion, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, parsley, olive oil, and lemon.

Follow the simple directions below and you will soon hear the sound of chatter as all your neighbors begin heading over once they have discovered where the wonderful smell of the garlic melded with onion, chilies, tomatoes and jalapenos is coming from!

Quick and Easy Mexican Garlic Shrimp
Summary: Shrimp are showcased in this dish, enhanced by garlic, chilies, lemon, wine, and other ingredients typically used in Mexican cuisine. This recipe is quick and easy, and well worth making.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
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  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 diced jalapeno
  • 4 tablespoons minced green chilies
  • 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup cilantro
  • 1 lb shelled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1¼ cups Sauternes or sweet white wine
  • ⅓ cup parsley
  • 4 minced green onions
  1. Cook the onion, jalapeno, green chili, and tomato in the olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  2. Put the butter and wine in a skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 4 more minutes.
  3. Add the tomato and green chili mixture to the wine mixture in the skillet and keep cooking on medium high, stirring well.
  4. Turn the heat up to high and add the shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the juice from the lemon over all the shrimp.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in the herbs.

Photo Description:

A lot of shrimp recipes feature garlic and lemon juice, but this recipe takes it to the next level, including chilies, herbs, tomatoes and green onions, to give it that distinctive south of the border kick. This is a very easy recipe for shrimp if you want Mexican flavors, and anyone will find it simple to make. Serve it with a couple of Mexican side dishes to make a delicious entrée or serve it as an appetizer, framed on a large lettuce leaf perhaps or with lemon wedges on the side. The photo shows the lovely pink hue of the shrimp. Perhaps your mouth is already watering.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded and edited: 03-30-16

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,