My cousin, Ate Bernie, lives in the Inner Richmond of San Francisco and it almost resembles a mini Chinatown or just Asian grocery stores galore. The ingredients were easy to find and as a bonus, fairly on the cheap side.
- 1lb shrimp with head off, but shell on (I like the shell for flavor)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 medium onion
- a can of black beans
- a can of diced tomatoes
- 1/2 a lime
- salt and pepper
- cayenne pepper
- garlic powder
- BBQ sauce
This dish was paired with black beans with the bell peppers and "Spanish" rice.
For the rice, I used Jasmine rice with the diced tomatoes, cilantro and additional water all thrown in the rice cooker. This is probably best made in a pot on the stove. I had to cook it for a bit longer cuz the rice cooker wasn't built to cook rice in a tomato-ey sauce.
The "Spanish" rice needed some additional seasonings when it was finally cooked. It was a bit bland. =/
The bell peppers were diced, along with half the onion. I used a garlic press on 2 cloves and threw these in a pan. This was seasoned with all of the spices above minus the BBQ sauce. Then I removed half of the veggies off the pot and placed them aside. In the pan, I added the black beans and threw in some cilantro.
Mmmm, doesn't this look delicious?!
After the beans were done, I took them off the pot and reused it for the shrimp. I added a bit more crushed garlic before placing the shrimp in the pan for a bit more flavor. Then I placed the shrimp and the rest of the bell pepper medley.
These babies took about 8-10mins to cook.
TA-DAH! Shrimp goodness.
Square plate! This was just a photo opt. I had WAY more than the photo above. In Tagalog, this was masarap. In Kapampangan, this was manyaman. (Translation, both mean "delicious".) Ate B and Kristine were not disappointed.
Salamat (thank you) Rach for the recipe!