Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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These baby sweet peppers are stuffed with shrimp sautéed with garlic, onions, tomato, chipotle peppers and cream cheese. A sprinkle of panko bread crumbs and a few seconds in the broiler give these flavorful peppers a little bit of crunch. They make for a light and delicious appetizer year-round! Ingredients 12 small sweet peppers (cut out about 1 inch of each pepper and reserve the pieces to use in the filling) 10-12 medium shrimp, deveined, tail… Read More

  This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a dish that is light yet flavorful. The creamy hot pepper sauce adds the perfect touch of richness and spice without being overwhelming. You can substitute the shrimp for chicken or even make this into a vegetarian meal by replacing any animal protein with more of your favorite vegetables. I personally prefer making these with shrimp and it’s the perfect recipe for… Read More

Camarones a la Diabla is one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp – ‘Diabla’ is Spanish for she-devil.  Everyone has their own version of the dish and the heat level can be adjusted according to your taste but for the most part, these shrimp need to be SPICY! My version also has smoked bacon which adds another dimension of flavor. Serves 2 Ingredients: 16-20 large, fully cooked shrimp 4 pieces thick smoked bacon, chopped… Read More

  Shrimp cocktail is perfect for this time of year and is great served as an appetizer or as the main course. It’s usually served with crackers, lemon wedges, and hot sauce such as Tabasco. Serve this chilled cocktail at your next cookout with your favorite ice-cold beer. Salud! Serves 4 appetizer portions Ingredients: 20 fully cooked large shrimp, tails removed 1 cup peeled, seedless cucumber, chopped into small cubes 1/2 cup… Read More

Escondidinho de camarão is another popular Brazilian dish and can be served as the main course or as an appetizer. Ramequins are prepared by layering a generous serving of shrimp cooked in tomatoes and spices then requeijão (cream cheese) and yucca puree. As a final touch, they are sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese and placed into the broiler until the top slightly browns and crisps. If you have never tasted yucca… Read More

Camarão na Moranga, or Pumpkin with Shrimp is a classic Brazilian dish that I have grown to love. It is very different from any Mexican dish I’ve ever eaten and unlike any other Latin dish I’ve come across! It consists of a baked pumpkin filled with sautéed shrimp, onion, garlic, and tomatoes, blended together in a flavorful sauce. You can serve it over white rice and the presentation will wow your guests…. Read More

Patacones, or fried green plantains, are very common and popular throughout Central and South America. Every country, state, town, and person has their own variation and special way of preparing this dish. In my opinion – they’re all amazing! This recipe is similar to Peruvians’ version of the dish as it incorporates evaporated milk, a staple in kitchens in Peru. Makes 6 patacones 2 green plantains, each peeled and sliced into 3… Read More