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    Question El Torito's Camarones ala Mexicana

    We have an El Torito's restaurant in town, and I absolutely LOVE their Camarones ala Mexicana, which is a bed of rice with white cheese dip on top, then shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and spicy grilled shrimp. i just wanted to know if anyone knew the exact recipe for this. I would love to cook it at home! Thanks!

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    Jun 2006
    Alton, Illinois


    El Torito Camarones ala Mexicana

    6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
    6 tablespoons Serrano-Pepita Dip, see recipe Engrudo (flour-and-water paste),
    as needed

    Shrimp Filling :
    1 pound thawed shrimp, diced 1/2-inch
    2 teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped fine
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 ounce or 1 tablespoon butter
    1 ounce or 2 tablespoons green cabbage, finely julienned
    1 ounce or 2 tablespoons red cabbage, finely julienned
    1 ounce or 2 tablespoons carrots, finely julienned
    1 ounce or 2 tablespoons red onion, finely julienned
    1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
    2 ounces or 1/4 cup shredded jack cheese
    1 ounce vinaigrette dressing
    2 teaspoons canned minced jalapenos
    2 teaspoons jalapeno juice

    Optional accompaniments: Shredded lettuce,
    fried tortilla strips, grated cotija cheese,
    El Torito Red Pepper Dip, El Torito Fruit Relish

    Sauté shrimp with garlic, salt, pepper and butter until almost done.
    Remove from fire and transfer to mixing bowl.

    Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well to ensure
    complete incorporation of products. Cool filling before preparing taquitos.

    Engrudo (Wheat paste)

    Prepare 1 cup (2.4 dl) of very hot water. Make a thin mixture of 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of white flour and cold water (just enough to wet all the flour and make it liquid enough to pour). Pour the cold mixture slowly into the hot water while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. When it thickens, allow to cool. Smear on like any other glue. For slightly better strength, add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar after the glue is thickened. After using a portion, reheat the remaining in a covered jar or container to sterilize it for storage or keep refrigerated. If wheat flour is not available, other flours will work.

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