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Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

Erica Dinho
5 from 7 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian


  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of tamarind pulp
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, heat the butter and oil. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, wine and cook for about 2 minutes. Whisk in the tamarind pulp until the mixture is smooth. Add the salt, pepper, sugar, cinnamon and bring to a boil, then add the shrimp.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Serve immediately with white rice.
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