Okay, I went for a semi-homemade meal today. (Hey, sometimes a girl needs a break!) I received several compliments, “This is by far my favorite meal. It reminds me of sweet and sour shrimp. Wow, five star.” Then he went in for thirds. I have to agree, it was quite good. The most time-consuming part about this recipe is how fast can you peel and devein shrimp. I looked at the clock and made it into a game. I’m not a fan of peeling shrimp, but hey, whatever works. If you like sweet and tangy sauces, this is a great meal to have.
1 pound shrimp: peeled, deveined, tails on for presentation if you like
2 tbs. butter
2 tbs. olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 cans of Newman’s Own Peach Chunky Salsa (go to their website and locate a store, but I found it at the local Giant in the salsa section)
15 oz can of black beans: drained and rinsed
1 cup minute rice
1. Prepare the shrimp(ers). Place them in a collander and rinse with cold water. (Do not use warm/hot, it will start the cooking process).
2. Peel and devein shrimp leaving tails on.
3. Rinse shrimp again in cold water again to make sure nothing is left behind.
5. Pat shimp dry with a paper towel and set aside.
6. Make minute rice according to directions. (However servings you may need. A good rule of thumb, 1 cup per person.) Keep rice aside in pot with lid on.
7. In a saute pan, place 2 tbs. of butter and 2 tbs. of olive oil. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.
8. Place three fresh garlic cloves into the saute pan with the olive oil and butter. Cook for two minutes stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
9. Add shrimp to the garlic together for 5-6 minutes, turning the shrimp a few times.
Note: The shrimp will be nice and pink in color when finished.
10. Drain shrimp and remove garlic.
11. Put shrimp on a plate and set aside.
12. In another large saute pan over medium heat, add peach salsa and beans. Cook a few minutes until salsa is nice and heated through.
13. Add shrimp to pan and cook for just a few minutes until everything is heated through together.
14. Serve over rice.
It is wonderful. All the flavors together are scrumptious. If you are looking for a sweet shrimp that will give your mouth a kick at the end, this is it!
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