This One Pan Shrimp Veracruz recipe is spicy, saucy, seafood perfection. It’s a delicious mixture of tomatoes and two kinds of peppers (baby sweet bell peppers and Jalapeno) with an added flavor pop from capers and a little sweetness from golden raisins. I know it sounds like a weird list of ingredients, but trust me, it’s the bomb dot com. And it’s paleo, keto, gluten-free, sugar-free and Whole30 compliant.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8–10 sweet mini peppers, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons pickled Jalapeños, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons red wine
- 1/2 to 1 cup water (see notes)
- 1 pound shrimp (see notes)
- white or brown rice for serving
- lemon or lime (optional)
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute sliced peppers and onions for 5-10 minutes until they’re nice and soft.
- Turn the heat down to medium (to avoid burning the garlic). Add the tomatoes, garlic, Jalapeños, capers, raisins, oregano, and salt. Saute for 5-10 minutes until it’s all fragrant and yummy and the tomatoes have released some of their juices.
- Add the wine and drizzle in the water, a little at a time, and simmer for another 5-ish minutes until it’s appropriately saucy.
- Place the shrimp on top of the sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- If using uncooked shrimp, cook for 4 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 3 minutes on the other side.
- If using previously cooked shrimp, stir into sauce mixture until heated through (about 3 minutes total).
- Serve the over white or brown rice. Squeeze a lemon or lime over the top if desired.
You can use cooked or uncooked shrimp in this recipe. If using pre-cooked shrimp, shorten the cooking time.
Add the water a little bit at a time. Start with about 1/2 cup, and then add 1/4 cup as it simmers down.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: recipe
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Spanish
Keywords: shrimp, shrimp veracruz, seafood, one pan recipe,