Tomato-scented rice pilaf topped with red beans is the perfect authentic accompaniment to tequila-kissed shrimp. Serve with lemon wedges for an extra burst of acidity.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015
SAUTÃ‰ED RED BEANS:
TOMATO RICE PILAF:
MethodTOMATO RICE PILAF: In heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice until well combined. Stir in chicken broth, tomato juice and salt. Bring to boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.
SAUT?ED RED BEANS: Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, oregano and salt, stirring, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro; keep warm.
TEQUILA SHRIMP: In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp, stirring frequently, just until pink. Add tequila; cook, stirring, until most of the liquid is evaporated and shrimp are opaque, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.
To serve, transfer rice to platter; top with beans and shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro.
The vibrant flavours of a margarita combine in the quintessential cocktail—and they're also a tangy, punchy addition to fresh seafood or fish. Here, Chef Freddy, who manages the Food & Beverage team at Royalton Riviera Cancun, a Sunwing.ca exclusive resort, finishes saut?ed shrimp with a splash of a?ejo tequila and a generous squeeze of lime. He rounds out the dish with tomato-scented rice and saut?ed red beans, flavoured with epazote, a pungent herb that grows all over the Caribbean, but is difficult to find elsewhere.? In Canadian Living's Tested-Till-Perfect version, we re-created some of the herb's signature flavour by adding dried oregano.
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Nutritional facts per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 649 mg
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 28 g
- Calories 483.0
- Total fat 14 g
- Potassium 495 mg
- Cholesterol 149 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 52 g
- Iron 26.0
- Folate 15.0
- Calcium 10.0
- Vitamin A 7.0
- Vitamin C 13.0