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Friday, November 29, 2013

RECIPE: Mexican style Rice with Shellfish..


Here is a tasty lunch of dinner dish that can be made to impress dinner guests or treat the  family  to something a bit special

This recipe feeds 4

2 cups steamed brown rice
 1 x 8ozs crab meat ( canned or fresh, even imitation krabmeat will work)
1 x 8 ozs cooked shrimp
1 pound fresh shellfish..mussels, clams & etc. (optional)..if not using shellfish add extra crab and shrimp
1 cup minced onion
1 cup minced celery
3 smashed and minced garlic cloves
1 x15 ozs can chopped tomatoes in juice
dash hot sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup frozen, defrosted peas
2 tbsp sherry
1 bouillon cube
1 cup water
2 tsp ground paprika

1 tbsp olive oil

cooking liquor
In a large deep skillet:
heat the oil &  saute the onions & celery  for 5 mins
Add the garlic and shellfish if using...cook , lidded, until the shells open them remove them from the cooking liquor.
Add the canned tomatoes with their juice, hot sauce, bouillon cube crumbled, and cooked rice.
Simmer for 10 -15 mins until most of liquor has evaporated.
Add the cooked shrimp and crab, along with peas and paprika, stir together gently, heat through.
Check seasonings, add sherry and serve, topped with cooked shellfish still in shells.
Maybe be topped with chopped cilantro or parsley.
Serve with wedges of lime or lemon
also garlic mayonnaise

This is also a great dish to use cooked salmon or flaky white fish..even cooked chicken would work.

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