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Queso con Camarones (Queso w/ Shrimp)

Updated: Aug 26


Happy Cinco de Mayo! which is primarily a U.S. holiday, not really celebrated in Mexico. :) It doesn't matter; it's a fun way to celebrate Mexican heritage. (see below) This is an unexpected combo I came up with which tasted good! It is like a twist on Queso con Carne -- which is queso with meat, but this is with shrimp. I wrote about 2 versions. I first came up with it using a shrimp burger I got at the grocery store. I also came up with a quick version w/ real shrimp in case they don't have shrimp burgers at your grocery store.


The shrimp burger is called "Firecracker" and there is a sweet heat to the spices in the burger. I thought it was reminiscent of Thai Sweet Chili sauce with some red chili flakes, so that's what I recommend people use below.


Note: While here they are served with tortilla chips here, you could also use the shrimp with Thai sweet chili sauce and red chili flakes, with noodles or other things, to make, for example, an Asian-inspired noodle dish. I'll write about this soon.


You can use homemade queso or queso in a jar -- I used the latter. :)


Give it a try! We are good at this!


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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Tuesday, May 5 in 2020, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.


Cinco de Mayo History

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, a popular misconception. Instead, it commemorates a single battle...


For many Mexicans, however, May 5 is a day like any other: It is not a federal holiday, so offices, banks and stores remain open...


In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo



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Method #1: Using a Shrimp Burger


Ingredients:

- Shrimp Burger

- Queso

- Tortilla chips
















I cooked the shrimp burger in the pan with a little oil on medium. I put the pan lid on top, so that it cooks the top and keeps the heat in. You can also flip the burger.


While it's cooking, warm up your queso in the microwave - 60-90 seconds depending on how much you have.


Once the shrimp burger is cooked (5-7 min.), then cut it into pieces or chunks and put in the queso.




Serve with tortilla chips, tortillas or crackers, etc. That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this!


Method #2: Using Real Shrimp



Ingredients:

- Shrimp (I left them whole for the photos, but you can cut them into small chunks)

- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

- Chili Flakes

- Queso

- Tortilla chips












I just cooked the shrimp in a pan -- ~2-3 minutes on each side (not shown). I added some Thai sweet chili sauce and red flakes.












Then I added them to the queso and served with tortilla chips here. As mentioned above, you could your shrimp into small chunks. I left them like this because it looked better for the pictures and you could tell they were shrimp. :)


As noted above, while here they are served with tortilla chips here, you could also use the shrimp with Thai sweet chili sauce and red chili flakes, with noodles or other things, to make, for example, an Asian-inspired noodle dish. I'll write about this soon.


Give it a try! We are good at this!







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