Puerto Rican food has always been influenced by fresh and local ingredients, as each region has its own recipes for dishes based on the ingredients available, like fresh seafood from the coast or coffee produced in the Puerto Rican mountains.
This particular dish is a favorite in Latin American cuisine as it is very exquisite and coveted by those who prefer to eat seafood. Its spectacular flavor is due to the cooking method used; the shrimps are first marinated with lemon, orange, and garlic, then cooked and finished with wine, creating a delicious and exotic dish.
The culinary use of shrimp is very distinctive and much sought after, as it can be used to prepare a great variety of recipes, in particular due to the high nutritional value it contains. It is especially rich in vitamin B12, which is vital for the production of red blood cells.
Below is an authentic and traditional Puerto Rican-style shrimp recipe that is easy and simple to prepare. Enjoy this Caribbean delicacy with friends and family, who will be surprised about the explosion of flavors in this rich dish.
Garlic Shrimp Puerto Rico
This Garlic shrimp recipe is easy to make and makes a delicious meal! Puerto Rican food is full of flavor and this dish is no exception. Garlic has many benefits such as to help lower your cholesterol and support your immune system. This is a delicious recipe that you need to try out!
2 pounds / 900g raw Shrimp (cleaned and shelled)
4-5 cloves fresh Garlic (crushed)
¼ cup Olive Oil
1 lemon juice
1 small orange juice
1 ½ tablespoons Butter
1 ½ tablespoons Sherry Wine
1 teaspoon chopped Parsley
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
In a bowl, combine the shrimp, salt, pepper and garlic. Set aside.
In a container, combine lemon juice and orange juice and add to the shrimp.
Place a frying pan on the stove over medium heat and add the butter. Once it has melted add the shrimp and juices. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes maximum, or just until they turn pink.
Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside, leaving the cooking juices in the pan. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced slightly. Return the shrimp to the pan and add the parsley. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes over low heat.
The shrimp can be served with toasted bread, fresh salad, or rice. They are also very delicious over a good pasta.