Coconut Shrimp Stew

It’s been WAY too long. Like seriously it’s been forever. There have been lots of changes and a lot of planning in my life and now I know that I can’t go another couple of months without blogging ever again. With that being said, here is a simply coconut shrimp stew recipe which goes great over rice!
edit 2Funny thing is, I don’t eat anything that swims. My taste buds have something against seafood. I wish I Loved it because it looks so good. My boyfriend on the other hand could eat seafood every day if you let him. Therefore I made this recipe for him. Now…

Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you can’t cook it. If you don’t like shrimp but everyone else around you does, there are simple instructions to cook it. To my understanding people will eat shrimp cold and with no flavor at all! I have to have flavor in everything I cook, so cooking shrimp, although I don’t like it, seemed pretty easy.

IMG_4731 I used pre-cooked shrimp. They come in a small bag with the tail still attached.  As you read the recipe you will see that you do not leave the shrimp cooking for long. Why? Because then they become very chewy, like rubber. That’s a big no, no for seafood lovers. Because these shrimp are already cooked all you have to do is let them hang out in the pot for about 5 to 8 minutes. That’s it! Simple and easy.

Garlic and Lime are shrimps best friends. Throw in a lot of both and you’ll create a party in someone’s mouth!
I’m so glad to be back at this cook it girl thing. Ready to take over everyone’s kitchen with awesome recipes and ready to connect with all my readers! Thank you for love and support!

Now let’s get to cooking!


 Ingredients

-2 Bags of small tail on shrimps
-1 Whole diced onion
-1 Whole red pepper
-1 Can of diced tomatoes with chili ready
-1/2 Cup of chopped cilantro
-1/2 Cup of lime juice
-5 Cloves of garlic diced
-1/3 Cup of coconut milk
-2 Table spoons of olive oil
-1 Table spoon of adobo( add more if needed)

IMG_4726Now to begin,Your bag of shrimp will be cold and hard because they are stored in the freezer, wash the shrimp with warm water so they can become soft

Once you feel that they are soft, with the tip of your nails, take off the tail of the shrimp

They should look like this after removing the tail

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Now to begin,Your bag of shrimp will be cold and hard because they are stored in the freezer, wash the shrimp with warm water so they can become soft

Once you feel that they are soft, with the tip of your nails, take off the tail of the shrimp

They should look like this after removing the tailIMG_4731Chop your cilantro and set aside

Dice your onions and set aside

Dice the garlic and set aside

Dice the red pepper and set aside

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Set the stove to medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the 2 table spoons of olive oil
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Once the oil is heated, add the onions and garlic. Let simmer for 3 minutes. While its simmering, toss the onions and garlic around in the pan

Then, add the peppers

Add the diced tomatoes shortly after the peppers

Add cilantro and let simmer for another 5 minutes

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IMG_4748When you see that steam is coming out of the pan, add the shrimp
IMG_4751Cook on low-medium heat for about 8 minutes. You will see the shrimp turn pink, shrink and curl up

IMG_4755IMG_4756IMG_4757Then add 1/3 cup of coconut of milk

Also add 1/2 cup of lime jucie

Add 1 table spoon of adobo. Feel free to add more if needed.
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This shrimp stew goes great over rice. Talk about a simple and quick recipe huh? Give it a try! Any questions please email me!