Channel the flavors of Puerto Rican cooking by simmering shrimp in a rich tomato sauce laced with cumin, oregano, sofrito and garlic. Known as salsa criolla, this sauce comes together easily and can be used to cook a variety of meats and seafood., May 2022


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic, sofrito, paprika, oregano and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, bay leaves and salt. Slowly mix in water; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Remove and discard bay leaves. Stir in pepper. Divide rice among 4 bowls and top with the shrimp mixture and avocado.

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Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup rice, 6 shrimp & 1/4 avocado
521 calories; protein 32g; carbohydrates 58g; dietary fiber 11g; sugars 9g; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 11g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 183mg; vitamin a iu 3270IU; vitamin b3 niacin 5mg; vitamin c 60mg; vitamin e iu 5IU; folate 75mg; vitamin k 30mg; sodium 522mg; calcium 105mg; chromium 1mcg; iron 6mg; magnesium 123mg; phosphorus 446mg; potassium 1370mg; zinc 3mg; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 6mg; selenium 10mcg.