For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.
Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty of bread — as amazing as the shrimp are, you don't want any of that sauce to go to waste.
ROBERTO'S GAMBAS MOZAMBIQUE FROM ESPAÑA RESTAURANT
Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 2
Note: Adapted from España Restaurant on Amelia Island, Fla. The restaurant recommends serving this dish with your favorite bread.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 heaping teaspoons chopped garlic
1/4 cup diced onion
16 to 20 large shell-on shrimp (21- to 25-count per pound)
1/4 cup beer
1 teaspoon Sazon (also spelled Sason) with cilantro, a prepared Latin spice blend (a similar Latin spice blend may be substituted)
2 tablespoons butter
Tabasco, or another vinegar-based hot sauce, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot and add the oil. Stir in the chopped garlic and diced onion and cook until aromatic, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, then add the beer, Sazon, butter, a few dashes of hot sauce (or to taste), lemon juice and coconut milk. Poach the shrimp in sauce, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Taste and season with a pinch of salt, or as desired. Divide the shrimp and sauce in two wide, shallow bowls, and sprinkle with the cilantro. Serve immediately.
Each serving: 576 calories; 31 grams protein; 9 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 46 grams fat; 21 grams saturated fat; 303 mg cholesterol; 2 grams sugar; 1,924 mg sodium.
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