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

24 Reviews for Shrimp Veracruzana


I prepared this exactly as directed. Added some salt at the end. Very bland and too many onions.

Easy to make
Super tasty

This was a great recipe. I cut it in half and followed it exactly. I was concerned that the meal would be bland, but the jalapeno and lime juice gave it the perfect amount of seasoning! I served this with rice and avocado sprinkled in lime juice and salt.

Easy to make.
Nearly the best "Shrimp Creole" I have ever eaten regardless of the name.

I made this dish last night and it was wonderful. I had noticed a lack of seasoning in the recipe so I took it upon myself to add a couple of pinches of sea salt and an pinch of fresh cracked pepper to the veggies after the tomatoes went in. I also changed up the cooking order just a bit. I live on the coast of NC so very fresh shrimp are readily available and don't like to be over cooked.
I used EV Coconut oil and fried the bay leaf, then removed it and added the pepper and onion til just crisp tender. Added the fresh tomatoes and when all was simmering, added the shrimp (31-35 count) until just cooked thru. Served it with brown rice and it was a satisfying meal for all.

Quick and easy to make and very healthy

Pretty quick to make - but as I was preparing this, I thought that maybe I was missing an ingredient or the like since there was no seasoning. Took a chance on it anyway and it turned out super bland, even with added lime juice. Also really watery when finished.

lots of veggies
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 20 hours ago



Delicious and quick!

This was a great and tasty dish. It had just enough spice and went well served over brown rice. I will be making it again.

Spicy, filling, lots of vegetables, healthy

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