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January 2009 -- Here are recipes for Camarones Al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce) and Plantain Chips with Mojo from the Estefan's new cookbook, "Estefan Kitchen".
Camarones Al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)
1/4 cup olive oil
20 extra-large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup dry white wine
Pinch dried oregano
Pinch cumin powder
4 sprigs fresh parsley
In a large skillet over medium, heat the olive oil until fragrant. Add the shrimp and garlic and sauté until the shrimp starts to turn pink, about 4 to 5 minutes. Use tongs to turn the shrimp once during cooking.
Reduce heat to low, then add the wine, salt, oregano and cumin. Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
Use tongs to transfer the shrimp to serving bowls, then pour the sauce over the shrimp. Garnish with parsley. Serves 2.
Plantain Chips with Mojo
10 to 12 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup naranja agria (sour orange juice)
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large green plantains
Vegetable oil, for frying
Heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Using a mortar and pestle or garlic press, crush the garlic and place in a small bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of salt, the pepper and oregano. Stir in the juice and olive oil. Set mojo sauce aside.
Peel the plantains. Use a peeler or mandolin to slice the plantains as thin as possible (think potato chip). The plantains can be cut crosswise or lengthwise.
In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil to 360 degrees.
In batches, fry the plantain chips, turning occasionally, until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Don't crowd the pan or the chips will stick together.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chips to a paper towel-lined plate. After several minutes, sprinkle the chips with salt, then transfer to an oven-safe serving plate or bowl. Place the chips in the oven to keep warm while frying remaining chips.
Note: If you can't find naranja agria (sour orange juice), substitute a blend of 1 part orange juice to 2 parts lemon juice.
Serve chips with mojo sauce for dipping. Serves 6-8.
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