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Spicy Shrimp "Picante de Camarones"- Easy Recipe

The spicy shrimp (Picante de Camarones) is a native dish from the coasts of Peru. It is characterized by perfectly integrating two of its star products, shrimp and yellow pepper (ají Amarillo); This combination together with other ingredients makes this dish a delicacy of the gods.

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Peruvian Picante de Camarones

This recipe that we brought today is ideal for seafood lovers, especially shrimp lovers. We are totally convinced that if you dare to prepare it, you will not only comfort the body of your guests but also their souls and hearts. Now, pay attention to the details of its preparation so that it comes out perfectly.


(Serves 6 people)

  • 2 kg of medium shrimp

  • 2 diced medium onions

  • 7 tbsp of ají Amarillo (yellow chili)

  • 200 ml of milk cream

  • 2 tomatoes without skin or seeds

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • Olive Oil

  • 3 boiled eggs

  • Black pepper

  • Salt


  1. The first thing you should do is clean the shrimp very well. To do this, remove the heads and tails from the shrimp. Likewise, remove the carcasses and the alimentary canal located in the spine. Wash them with plenty of water and reserve.

  2. On the other hand, in a large container, heat the milk cream. Let it rest for about 5 minutes.

  3. Heat a pan with a drizzle of oil to start spicing. First, add the onion and fry until transparent, then add the garlic and tomato. Season with a little salt and pepper and stir very well.

  4. Add the yellow pepper and milk cream. Mix everything carefully. If you notice that the preparation is very dry, add a little more milk cream. Let cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

  5. Add the shrimps. If necessary, add a little more milk cream. Rectify the seasoning and cook for a couple more minutes.

  6. Serve and garnish with chopped boiled eggs.

Accompany the spicy shrimp with yellow potatoes or a portion of white rice.

Enjoy your meal and stay tuned for more easy recipes to try at home!

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