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Mexican Pepper Shrimp

This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! Add this to your repertoire!

This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! #shrimp #Mexicanrecipes #QuickDinners www.thisishowicook.com
Manservant is so happy! With Cinco de Mayo around the corner that means lots of Mexican food in the casa. To think that growing up the only kind of Mexican food I knew of was something that came in a crisp taco shell, sold packaged in the grocery. Needless to say it did nothing to whet my appetite, though when I went off to college in Arizona, I quickly became a fan of cheese crisps and chimichangas. After meeting Manservant I was introduced to real TexMex and life has never been the same since. But then my shape hasn’t either!
I have a great collection of Mexican cookbooks and one I always refer to is Zarela’s VeraCruz. Lots of seafood in this one, but lots of other traditional dishes too. A few days ago I spotted some good looking shrimp and wanted to try something new. So I perused her other shrimp recipes and I found this one. Wanting something that came together fast, I can say I certainly chose right. I love Zarela’s lime and garlic shrimp that I posted many moons ago. I really need to rephotograph it, because it is truly a great recipe. The funny thing is that I felt this recipe has Chinese overtones with the pepper and the addition of mayonnaise at the end. Trust me. You want the mayonnaise. It helps blend the flavors together and if you aren’t a mayonnaise person I can honestly say you will never know it is there, but you will think it’s too spicy if it isn’t. Mayonnaise, because it has egg in it also has a way of binding this sauce together.

 This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! #shrimp #Mexicanrecipes #QuickDinners www.thisishowicook.com

This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! #shrimp #Mexicanrecipes #QuickDinners www.thisishowicook.com
If you are worried about spice you may also want to remove the seeds and veins from your peppers. Another tip is that you can always smell the spicy ones. They give off an aroma in ways that you just know that one will be spicy. So watch out. You should probably wear gloves when slicing fresh chilies but I don’t. Just don’t touch your eyes because whatever is on your hands will make your eyes burn and yes, it does manage to stay on a contact lens until you rinse them!
I have lots of new Mexican recipes coming up which I can’t wait to share. With spring truly in full swing and May coming up quick, it’s great to have a recipe that’s made fast. I remember when the kids were in school, April and May were overwhelming with things to do. Hope this helps! The thing I enjoy though is that when dinner can be put together fast, it usually leaves more time to enjoy dinner. AND that’s a good thing!
This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! #shrimp #Mexicanrecipes #QuickDinners www.thisishowicook.com
And a Few More Shrimp Recipes:
One Pot Shrimp Diablo from Lemons For Lulu
Coconut Shrimp Tacos  from Taste and Tell
Skillet Chipotle Shrimp from The Cookie Rookie

And Even More:
shrimp, grits, jalapeno
Pickapeppa Shrimp. If you have a bottle in your fridge this is the easiest and most delicious way to use it! Makes one fast dinner! #shrimp #pickapeppa sauce #seafood www.thisishowicook.com
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This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! #shrimp #Mexicanrecipes #QuickDinners www.thisishowicook.com

Mexican Pepper Shrimp

Prep Time 10 MINS
Cook Time 10 MINS
Total Time 20 mins
Yields Yield: 2 – 4

This quick and easy, ready in 20 minutes, Mexican pepper shrimp is made with onions, garlic, fresh green chilies and lots of black pepper. You may think this is over the top spicy, but the onion and garlic mellow it out! Add this to your repertoire!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 5 garlic cloves, slivered
  • 4 jalapenos or serrano chilies, seeded if desired, and sliced thin
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 t coarse salt
  • 1 T fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c green peas (I use frozen green peas, that I defrost by running under water.) They are optional but I think gives this dish some needed color.
  • Sliced radishes and cilantro for garnish

Directions

    1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until rippling. Add the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally until the onion is translucent and wilted but not browned for about 3-5 minutes.
    2. Add chilies and cook for another 5 minutes, or until softened.
    3. Add shrimp, salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked through. Swirl in the mayonnaise. Toss in the peas. Serve immediately. Garnish as desired.

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    11 Comments

  1. Reply
    Balvinder Ubi
    April 17, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    I love the simplicity of ingredients going in this fabulous meal.

  2. Reply
    Holly @ abakershouse.com
    April 18, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Your meal looks bright and full of flavor! Looking forward to more Mexican recipes from you this month.

  3. Reply
    Kitchen Riffs
    April 18, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Love Mexican! And the seafood dishes of Mexico aren't as well known as they should be. This looks terrific — I can never resist shrimp. Or spicy, for that matter, so when the two play together I'm in heaven. 🙂

  4. Reply
    Angie Schneider
    April 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

    How delicious! The shrimp looks so big and succulent.

  5. Reply
    Liz Berg
    April 18, 2018 at 8:26 am

    I've experienced the jalapeno oil on my contact lenses more than once. #slowlearner This looks fabulous!

  6. Reply
    HWC Magazine
    April 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Love this simple ingredient list! Loads of flavor packed in here. How is your new site coming along?

  7. Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    What a delicious-looking shrimp preparation! One of our favorite dinners is shrimp scampi and spicy shrimp. You've got it all covered here 🙂

  8. Reply
    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    April 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Dang this looks good. And your presentation is fabulous.
    Pinning.

  9. Reply
    Sippity Sup
    April 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    The traditional seafood of Vera Cruz is some of my favorite eats. Love what you've done here… GREG

  10. Reply
    mjskit
    April 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Another delicious dish and oh so EASY!!!! Peas optional – no way. This time of year I'll pick out the largest sugar snaps in the pile, shell and eat them right out the shell. I'll have to get some for this recipe. They do add some great color and texture I'm sure. Nice dish!

  11. Reply
    Jeff
    April 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Gorgeous photos! These pepper shrimp look so good!

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