Camarones Rancheros

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From chef Zarela Martinez. Visit Zarela's web site for other great authentic Mexican Recipes.
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  • Serves 4


    • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seed
    • 1 teaspoon anise seed
    • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
    • 2 scallions finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 large tomato, diced
    • 1 - 2 jalapeño chiles, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 lb peeled medium shrimp


Toast the anise seed and cumin seed on a dry, hot large sauté pan, shaking the pan constantly, until fragrant, for about 1 minute.

Set aside.

Add vegetable oil, until rippling over high heat.
Add the scallions and garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the tomato, chile and cilantro, stirring well to incorporate, cook for 3 minutes.

Add the anise seed, cumin and oregano and cook for 2 minutes longer.

Add the shrimp and cook for approximately 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until pink.

Adjust seasoning. Serve immediately with lime wedges. 

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