I love to visit Kevin's Closet Cooking and look for some simple recipes. Since I heart shrimp and spicy, his Camarones en Salsa is something that should be given a try. This TexMex hot and spicy tomato based sauce meal is very quick to make. At the first time I was so curious about what TexMex cuisine is, later I found out that TexMex means Texas Mexican :D. I put the camarones (shrimp) on a bamboo skewer and enjoyed them with Soto rice; yes, Soto rice. Soto is a kind of Indonesian soup. I used the Soto spice paste for Soto Ayam/Chicken Soto (and added bruised lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves) for cooking the rice so that I made steamed rice with Soto flavor :D. So, this dish is when West meets East, and it's a perfect combination since I enjoyed it very much :D
Camarones en Salsa
Recipe from Kevin's Closet Cooking
1 tsp oil
1 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 cup tomato sauce (Tata: used combination of tomato ketchup and hot tomato ketchup)
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional, to balance out the heat of the chili and the sourness of the lime juice)
1/4 pound shrimp
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (Tata: used less)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and chili powder and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the tomato sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper and mix.
5. Add the shrimp and cook for a few minutes on each side.
6. Add the cilantro and remove from the heat.
7. Arrange the shrimp on a bamboo skewer.