Shrimp Veracruzana

May/June 2008

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Veracruzana is a dish full of onions, jalapeños and tomatoes from the Mexican state of Veracruz. Here we pair the zesty sauce with shrimp, but it can be served with any type of fish or chicken. The heat of fresh jalapeños varies depending on growing conditions. Be sure to taste yours as you're adding them to the dish and adjust the amount according to your taste. For pepper flavor without the heat, use a thinly sliced green bell pepper in place of the jalapeños. Serve with: Rice or potatoes and an avocado salad.

"I made this, but didn't use the Olives, or the Lime, because I didn't want to, and we didn't have any limes. I served with fresh-home-made corn tortillas, and low fat sour cream. It was amazingly good and my husband loved it as well......
Shrimp Veracruzana

22 Reviews for Shrimp Veracruzana


I had never tried this dish before, so I had no idea what to expect or any way of knowing if what I had produced was anywhere near what it was supposed to be. Regardless, it tasted really well. Really great balance between the flavours. I think the olives especially added something. We had it with rice, tortillas and these spiced little corn snacks to add some crunch. I was a bit apprehensive about the shrimp, since I only the frozen variety. But it turned out well. Gave it a couple of minutes more than the recipe designates and sort of improvised from there.

Very delicious dish. I'll definitely do it again.

Quite easy to cook, very tasty

This is so delicious and easy! When I can't think of anything to make for diner, I make this because it's so good and easy! I always make spanish rice with it. The only problem is that sometimes it gets too spicy with the jalepanos, so be cautious when using them.

Delicious and looks gourmet on your plate!

I used black olives instead of green, skipped the lime, seasoned with Penzey's fajita seasoning, served with brown rice and black beans. Delicious!!! Am making it a Friday staple!

Fast, easy, healthy!

I used black olives instead of green, served with brown rice and black beans. Delicious!

Fast, delicious, healthy
Shrimp Veracruzana

This dish is amazing. Low in calories, High in flavor. Anyone who is watching their intake and hates to miss out on the good stuff should try this dish. Its easy to make, and I am even looking forwarding to adding more fresh veggies to this dish.

Easy to make, 192 cal, Delicious, Fresh

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