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Shrimp In Pumpkin Seed Sauce Recipe


Pumpkin seed is one of the most nutritious and flavorful seeds, it has a delicately sweet and chewy texture. Pumpkin seeds are covered with a yellow-white husk, although some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without shells. Pumpkin seeds are also very good source of beta carotene, Omega 3, minerals magnesium and manganese, zinc and copper. In addition, pumpkin seeds are a good source of vitamin K.

shrimp in pumpkin seed sauce

Ingredients Of Shrimp In Pumpkin Seed Sauce

  • 1.5 pound shrimp, shell on
  • 2.5 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, raw, hulled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 chili peppers, cut in cubes
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Method Of Shrimp In Pumpkin Sauce

  • Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on, set aside. Place the shells in a saucepan with water and salt over medium heat.. Cook for 20 minutes to make a light broth.
  • Strain, reserve the broth, discard the shells.
  • Allow the broth to cool, and then return to the saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for about three minutes, tossing, until they are pink and barely opaque.
  • Strain, reserving the broth in a bowl so that it can cool.
  • Place the pumpkin seeds in a large, dry skillet over medium heat.  Cook for about eight minutes, stirring, until they begin to swell and pop about, do not let them.
  • Let cool, then place 1/3 of them in a blender with about a third of the cooled broth.
  • Puree until smooth, then add another third of the shrimp broth and another third of the seeds, along with the onion, cilantro and chili peppers.  Puree until smooth, then add the remaining broth and seeds.
  • Puree again, to form a green sauce.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the blended sauce and cook for five minutes, add the sour cream and adjust the seasoning, heat, stirring.
  • Serve hot.


  • Agata February 21, 2012, 10:13 pm

    please, honor Diana Kennedy for this recipe and include her name as a mere inspiration if not the author of it.

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