Picante Fish and Red Chilie Shrimp


I had some old friends drop by and visit the other night. They showed up hungry and expecting something great. I chose a recipe I got from a friend and one of my own. While I was in the outdoor kitchen taking care of the seafood the wife fixed a couple of sides in the house.

Picante Fish

  • 1   Onion
  • 1   Stick of butter
  • 1   Bunch of cilantro
  • 10 tilapia fillets
  • Picante Sauce
  • Fajita seasoning
  1. Start fire
  2. Slice onions into rings
  3. Slice butter into thin slices
  4. Season fillets
  5. Make a foil boat to cook fish in
  6. Place onions on boat over the fire
  7. Spread butter pats around on the onion rings
  8. Place fish on the rings
  9. Pour sauce over the fish
  10. Sprinkle cilantro across fillets.
  11. Cook till the fish heats through and becomes flakey

While the fish was cooking I prepped the shrimp and started cooking it. I had already peeled and deveined the shrimp, I just had to season and cook the shrimp, the shrimp cooks much faster then the shrimp. Remember shrimp is cooked when it curls into a C and is overcooked when it curls into an O.

  • 3 lbs   Shrimp (peeled and deveined w/tail)
  • 4-6        Serrano Chilies (red if you can get them) sliced thin
  • 6        Garlic cloves minced
  • TT     Spanish Paprika
  • TT     Sea salt
  • Olive Oil
  • White wine or sherry
  1. Heat oil in cast iron skillet
  2. Add chilies and saute
  3. Add garlic
  4. Add shrimp
  5. When shrimp is almost cooked, add paprika and salt
  6. Toss shrimp in the hot oil and seasonings
  7. Add wine till warm

With the shrimp and fish finished we headed to the house. We had a great salad, squash and red potatoes.

Categories: Appetizers, Entrees, Grilling, Texas Style Cuisine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Picante Fish and Red Chilie Shrimp

  1. Fernando Felan

    Great little appetizer. The wife would like it a little Hotter so we’re trying pico de gallo on top to give it a little Mississippi kick! Keep cooking that great Yummy, mouth watering, hunger looking food El Chef! Adios Ya’ll

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