Camarones Guisados(Stewed Shrimp) Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) whole plum tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 tablespoons pimento stuffed Spanish olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (and thawed if using frozen)
  • Additional chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Cooked rice or French bread, for serving

Camarones Guisados(Stewed Shrimp) Recipe


  1. Heat the oil in a small caldero or large frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion and green pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the tomatoes along with their liquid, olives, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, bay leaf and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Crush the tomatoes with the back of a spoon and bring the sauce to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and sauté for 2-4 minutes. Do not overcook. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro before serving. Serve over rice or with bread for sopping up the sauce.


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