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Shrimp Creole Recipe-Belize style

Our Belize island menu takes advantage of fresh seafood caught locally. The shrimp in Belize is fantastic! Here is the recipe most commonly served in Belize, this recipe serves 6.

2 lb peeled & de-veined shrimp
2 T olive oil
2 onions
2 bell peppers
3 garlic cloves
1 T oregano
1 T basil
1 8 oz can salsa casera
juice from 2 limes
1 T Belizean Recado: spice paste sold in balls, a.k.a. red achiote paste
½ cup water
1 t salt
2 tomatoes

Chop onions and peppers finely. Lightly fry shrimp in a large skillet in olive oil, then add onions, peppers, minced garlic along with basil and oregano. Saute’ until shrimp is almost done and veggies are a little soft. After a few minutes add salsa and lime juice and continue to cook. Next add Recado, diluted into the water. After everything has been going about 10 minutes add the salt and tomatoes sliced in to thin wedges. Continue cooking about 5 more minutes. Serve over coconut rice.

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