Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Camarones a la MexicanaThis 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.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Camarones a la MexicanaAlthough 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.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Camarones a la MexicanaIf 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.

Salud!

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Saute or grill easy to make, spicy Camarones a la Mexicana over high heat with spices, fresh lime juice, garlic, and cilantro.
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Camarones a la Mexicana
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 to 5 minutes
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 to 5 minutes
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Camarones a la Mexicana
Instructions
  1. Clean and prepare shrimp. Place on paper towels to dry until needed.
  2. Mix spices, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a large bowl. Pour spices, lime juice and garlic over shrimp. Mix well.
  3. Heat grill or large skillet to hot, almost smoking. Add your choice of butter or olive oil or use half and half.
  4. Place shrimp on grill or in skillet and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, depending on size. Do not overcook or your shrimp will be chewy and tough.
  5. Remove shrimp and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately or at room temperature.
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