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Delicious Shrimp Stew with Chayote Squash

Shrimp Stew with Chayote Squash

Serve: 4

Time Preparing: 20-30 minutes

Time Cooking: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30-45 minutes


- 2 pounds wild shrimp, peeled and deveined

- 2 tablespoons olive oil or fat of your choice

- 1 cup onions, finely chopped

- 1 cup tomatoes, finely chopped

- 2 chayote squash, cut in small strips

- 8 garlic cloves, minced

- 2-3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

- ¼ tablespoon fresh cayenne, finely chopped (optional)

- ½ tablespoon sea salt


In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot

Add chopped onions, stir occasionally, cook until lightly golden , 8-10 minutes

Add garlic, stir occasionally and cook until golden, 2-3 minutes

Add tomatoes, stir well and cover with the lid, cook for 5-10 minutes

Add the chayote squash, mix well into the tomato sauce, cook for 5 minutes

Add the shrimp, stir gently, bring to a boil

Add sea salt, and cayenne, stir gently, cook 2-3 minutes

Add cilantro, stir gently

Remove from the heat, transfer to a serving bowl

Serve with white rice, and your favorite salad

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