El Torito Shrimp Veracruz

El Torito Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 lb fresh shrimp
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 tomatoes, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons capers
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large green pepper, cut into strips
2 tablespoons oil
2-3 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup minced cilantro

Peel shrimp, slit backs and remove veins. Refrigerate. Saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil and cook until tender, but not browned. Add tomatoes, capers, bay leaf, sugar and salt.  Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add green peppers and cook 5 minutes longer. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in another skillet. Add cleaned shrimp. Cook over medium heat until pink. Sprinkle lime juice over shrimp. Add the sauce and heat 3-4 minutes longer. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.

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