This year we’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with spicy Camarones a la Mexicana or Mexican shrimp.
I love the simplicity of this recipe because all you need are some nice large shrimp, a few spices found in most kitchen cabinets, lime juice and some fresh cilantro. It really doesn’t get an easier. And the flavor is AWESOME.
The hubby and I LOVE Mexican food and shrimp. Actually, I think the hubby would eat shrimp until he popped if he could because of how much he loves shrimp.
Although I have to admit I always eat way too many of these sweet succulent shrimp paired with tangy citrus and the spicy flavors of chilies in my Camarones a la Mexicana recipe.
These delicious spicy shrimp work well as appetizers, in a salad, or paired up with a bowl of rice, or even in tacos. And you can make them as hot and spicy as your taste buds will enjoy.
I love these flavors with cilantro but if you’re not a fan of cilantro, chop up some parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary or even mint. Camarones a la Mexicana is a very adaptable recipe, so don’t be afraid to play and mix it up.
If you’re wondering what alcohol pairs well with the Camarones a la Mexicana recipe, try Corona with lime, Sauvignon Blanc, dry Rieslings or traditional margaritas with lime and salt.
Have fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your friends and family and lots of food and drink.
Suggested Dishes for Pairing with Camarones a la Mexicana:
Strawberry Mango Avocado Salsa from Get Inspired Everyday
Flat Iron Carne Asada Burrito Bowls from Sweet Cayenne
Cuban-Inspired Black Beans and Rice with Collard Greens and Pan-Fried Plantains from Connisseurus Veg
Black Bean Street Tacos with Radish Corn Salsa from Alison’s Allspice
Fresh Pineapple Margarita with Honey from Anns-Liee Food Photography