Recipe courtesy of Kelis Rogers
Episode: Saucy & Sweet
Jumbo Shrimp with Tomato Fricassee and Strawberries
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Sofrito:
  • 1 large onion, peeled
  • 1 Anaheim chile, seeds removed 
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed 
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed 
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 
  • Splash distilled vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper
Jumbo Shrimp with Tomato Fricassee and Strawberries:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chile oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, sliced 
  • Salt
  • 1 bunch small carrots peeled and sliced lengthwise 
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • Pepper
  • 4 pounds jumbo shrimp, unpeeled but deveined 
  • 1 teaspoon achiote molido 
  • Reserved cooking liquid from plantains or vegetable stock or water
  • 2 cups large strawberries, hulled and halved 

Directions

For the sofrito: Combine the onion, Anaheim chile, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, vinegar and some salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend.

For the shrimp and sauce: Pour in half of the chile oil in a large saucepan and heat over a medium-high flame. Add the onions, sprinkle with salt, and sweat them. Add the carrots and cook until they begin to soften. Add the garlic and bell peppers, and cook until softened. Add the tomatoes. Then add the cumin, smoked paprika, hot paprika and rosemary. Simmer on low heat until all the veggies are soft and fragrant, 10 to 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile in another pan, heat the remaining chile oil. Add 2 tablespoons of the sofrito to the pan to heat through. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with the achiote, mixing thoroughly. Cover and simmer until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, 8 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the shrimp and the remaining liquid to the veggies. The sauce should be thick, but not sticky. If the sauce is too thick, it can be thinned with some plantain water. Add the strawberries and cook an additional 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

Kelis utilizes the cooking water from her Plantain Mash recipe to thin out the sauce, but you can substitute with vegetable stock or water. The sofrito can be made ahead of time and kept frozen or refrigerated.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Jumbo Shrimp Marsala, Housewife Style

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Whisky and Chili Jumbo Shrimp

Thai Marinated, Skewered and Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Jumbo Shrimp with Basil and Mint Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Jumbo Shrimp with Basil and Mint Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Jumbo Shrimp Marsala-Style: Gamberoni alla Marsala

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

White Risotto with Butter Poached Blackened Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto and Seared Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Eat St.

11am | 10c

Eat St.

11:30am | 10:30c

Eat St.

12pm | 11c

Eat St.

12:30pm | 11:30c

Eat St.

1pm | 12c

Eat St.

1:30pm | 12:30c

Eat St.

2pm | 1c

Eat St.

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Donut Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Donut Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c

Donut Showdown

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Unwrapped

8pm | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30pm | 7:30c

Unwrapped

9pm | 8c

Unwrapped

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12am | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30am | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1am | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2am | 1c

Unwrapped

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here