Camarones en Salsa and Soto Rice

by - Saturday, March 26, 2011

Camarones en Salsa and Soto Rice
Happy weekend everyone! Well, since I've been infected by bento making virus I forgot to post many of my cooking photos and recipes - you know, I've been severely suffering from bento frenzy LOL :D. Do many of you experience the same way recently? ;p.

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.

Happy Weekend buddies! ^^

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  1. I certainly feel the same way! The last 17 posts in my blog are bento themed...;)!! I always feel now that my blog is not going to be so colourful anymore if I post normal recipes ;). But hey, maybe I am wrong, look at this post of yours, still pretty and yummilicious too :D)!

  2. @CG: Thanks a lot CG! Yes, you did the right choice, I definitely enjoy your bento posts beside your yummy recipes :D. We need variation, since our cooking mood can change anytime hehe :D

  3. mantepp ta :) ngilerrr.. kreatif bgt soto rice ... bsok2 klo bikin nasi kuning, ganti pake bumbu instan soto plus kunyit bubuk :)

  4. tataaaa :D pantes aja kalo ada yang ngehijacked fotomu :m orang tampilannya alamaaaak--bikin ngences gini!! awesome!

  5. @Bum2 Fam: Hihihihi, siiip... Nasi rasa soto ^^

  6. @bunda zahraa: Thanks mbak ^^. Haiyaaa.... tapi fotonya kan bukan untuk dicuriiii T_T

  7. YES, i have also been having renewed bento fever! there is something so inspiring about the community coming together to raise funds since the earthquake, and it has really gotten me back on track.
    these shrimp look SO delicious, and your photography skills are always superb, ta! :a:

  8. @Megan: Hehehe, many thanks pal... And am really happy with your renewed bento fever ;D. I have not been on the cooking track for a long time, I cooked this camarones en salsa about a year ago ^^

  9. hyee Tata's!
    i'm very interested to try make a wonderful bento like u.

    ohh i already take ur's yummylicious bento picture from ur belog to promote it in my blog! :)

  10. @aien: Hi aien! :D. Many thanks for your sweet words. Okay, also thanks for the sweet review of my blog ^^.Go to your blog directly hehe :D


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