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Rock Shrimp Escabèche

Yield Makes 8 servings
Florida rock shrimp resemble lobster in texture and sweetness. Substitute the freshest medium-size shrimp (31 to 35 count).

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound rock shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 poblano chile peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sherry vinegar

How to Make It

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add shrimp, and sauté 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place in a bowl, and cover with a paper towel.

  2. Add remaining oil, onion, and next 3 ingredients to skillet, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in bay leaves and next 5 ingredients. Slowly bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour mixture over shrimp. Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight. Discard bay leaves before serving.