Shrimp with Serranos

Kitchen Cue: Because hot chile peppers contain oils that can burn your skin and eyes, wear rubber or plastic gloves when you are working with them for this Shrimp with Serranos.

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 25 mins Start to Finish 25 mins


  • 1 pound  fresh or frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp (thawed if frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup  chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 - 3 fresh serrano or jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro


1. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels; set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over moderately high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauce, stirring, 1 minute. Add peppers and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until they become opaque, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in juice and cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)195,
  • Fat, total(g)9,
  • chol.(mg)172,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)5,
  • pro.(g)24,
  • sodium(mg)171,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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