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El Torito Adobo Shrimp



ADOBO SHRIMP
El Torito Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

6 dried ancho chiles, stemmed
4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined


Heat a large dry cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chiles; toast, turning often, until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Let cool. Using kitchen scissors and working over a medium bowl, cut chiles into 1" rings, reserving seeds. Cover chiles with 1/2 cup hot water; let soak, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Transfer chiles with seeds and soaking liquid to a blender. Add garlic, vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, oregano, cumin, and sugar and puree until a smooth, thick paste forms. Transfer adobo paste to a large bowl; add shrimp and toss until evenly coated.

Preheat broiler. Place shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer. Broil, watching closely and stirring halfway through, until shrimp are just cooked through and are browned in spots, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt.

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