Shrimp Croillo

There's shrimp, and then there's shrimp criollo. The secret that makes it so flavorful is in the special mix of spices and seasoning.

Serves: 8Prep: 5 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1 green or red pepper, seeded & sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces white wine
  • 8 ounces canned tomatoes, peeled or diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro to garnish


  • In large pan over medium heat, cook olive oil, pepper, onion and celery for 5-7 minutes, until vegetables start to caramelize. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add white wine and deglaze the pan. Continue to cook to reduce by half.
  • Using your hands, crush tomatoes and add to pan. Stir in cumin, salt and hot sauce.
  • Add shrimp and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until shrimp are cooked through but still tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Finish with lemon and lime juices, a drizzle of olive oil and cilantro garnish.