This shrimp with tomato sauce recipe is full of flavor and easy to make. You can serve it as an appetizer, lunch or dinner.
What is Camarones en Apuro?
It is a traditional Colombian dish from the Coast of the country. It is a simple and easy way to cook shrimp. It's a wonderful and delicious appetizer to serve when having company. In Colombia, it is usually served on a bed of Romaine lettuce with saltine crackers and lemon or lime wedges on the side, but I served mine with crostini and I loved it!
All you need is a few pantry staples and you can enjoy this shrimp dish in less than 30 minutes.
What You'll Need to Make this Recipe
Shrimp: You need uncooked shrimp for this recipe. You can buy it peeled and deveined.
Spices: Onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Bread crumbs: You can use panko or regular bread crumbs for this dish.
Tomato sauce and lime or lemon juice for flavor.
Camarones en Apuro Recipe (Colombian-Style Shrimp with Tomato Sauce)
- 1 ½ pounds uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup bread crumbs
- 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- In a medium sauce pan heat the olive oil, add the shrimp, onion powder, garlic powder, stir and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the bread crumbs, salt and pepper and stir well. Add the tomato sauce and lemon juice. Cook for about 3 more minutes.
- Stir and serve over lettuce.
More Shrimp Recipes to Try
Rice with Shrimp (Arroz con Camarones)
Shrimp Soupy Rice (Arroz Caldoso de Camarones)
Coconut and Creole Sauce Shrimp (Camarones a la Criolla)
oh wow, I would order this in a restaurant!
These shrimp look great! I'll take a look at your friend's blog. Thanks 🙂
Looks like I found my Sunday meal!
Erica, I love shrimp and have been craving it so much, so I am going to make this! Any excuse to make shrimp!
Sharon @ Fun and Life
Shrimps look delicious! 😀 I would probably add some chilli to them as well because I like it spicy, but the colour is fabulous!
Love shrimps and think that this would also be great on pasta.
los camarones se ven deliciosos and now i am going to visit your vegetarian friend...thanks!
Lovely shrimp and although I'm a meat lover I love cooking vegetarian side too so thanks for the link
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
Qué rico se ve!
Erica, for this recipe do you buy frozen shrimp or fresh ones?
Ruby- I used fresh shrimp, but you can use frozen!
Loved this as well, but would have liked a bit more heat to it. The tomato sauce gave it some flavor but I wanted some kick. Any suggestions on making this a little spicier?
JT- Add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce!