Shrimp in Roasted Green Salsa
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Shrimp in Roasted Green Salsa

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 4 servings

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  • 2 lb. Diamond Reef® Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined, tail off
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 small white onion in slices
  • 1 lb. tomatillos, peeled and washed
  • 3 Anaheim peppers
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cilantro sprigs to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry Mexican oregano

You will also need:

  • Kitchen brush
  • Baking sheet
  • Blender


  1. Preheat broiler to 475 degrees F.
  2. Following the instructions on the bag, place the shrimp in a strainer under cold running water until thawed. Drain well and put back in the fridge until it is time to cook them.
  3. Brush garlic and onion slices with some olive oil.
  4. Place garlic, onions, tomatillos, Anaheim peppers and jalapeño peppers on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Be sure to keep an eye on them and turn them at least once as they roast. (Another option, if you don’t have a broiler, is to roast them in a pan or on a comal on the stove).
  5. Take them out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Peel and seed peppers.
  6. Place tomatillos, peppers, garlic and onion in blender. Add cilantro, chicken broth, salt and oregano. Mix until well integrated.
  7. Heat the rest of the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the roasted green salsa to cook for a minute. Submerge the shrimp in the sauce and let simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 6-8 minutes or until they turn pink and are cooked.
  8. Serve with rice, beans and warm tortillas.