Mexican Style Shrimp
A simple to prepare mexican-style shrimp dish that makes a great appetizer or served as a main course or in taco and burritos.
1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined, tail intact
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
3 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and sliced to strips
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and sliced to strips
1/4 cup bottled green chili sauce (salsa verde)
1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup butter
juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
In a saute pan over medium high heat, saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add bell peppers and continue to cook until tender, yet crisp. Remove and set aside.
In a large frying pan, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until aromatic.
Turn up heat to high and add the shrimp, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Add green chile and sauteed onion-bell pepper mixture, stirring well to combine. Squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook shrimp until pink and opaque. In the last few seconds, stir in the cilantro. Serve hot over rice, as an appetizer or in tacos or burritos.