ADOBO SHRIMP WITH ZUCCHINI
IngredientsServes filling for about 12 tacos
6 dried Ancho chilies, stems removed
½ cup (125 ml) boiling water
4 garlic cloves
¼ cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
2 tsp (10 ml) kosher salt, plus extra
½ tsp (2 ml) dried Mexican oregano
½ tsp (2 ml) ground cumin seed
½ tsp (2 ml) coconut sugar
2 lbs (1 kg) small or medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp (15 ml) coconut oil
1 large zucchini, cut into ¼-in (0.5 cm) wide half moons
ground black pepper, to taste
- Heat a dry frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chilies and toast, turning often, until just fragrant and softened, about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and let cool. Using scissors and working over a medium bowl, cut toasted chilies into 1-in (2.5 cm) rings, reserving seeds. Cover chilies with water and set aside to soak, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
- Transfer hydrated chilies along with soaking liquid to jar of a blender. Add garlic, vinegar, salt, oregano, cumin, and sugar and purée until a smooth, thick paste forms. Transfer adobo paste to a large bowl before adding shrimp and stirring to coat.
- Preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- Place shrimp on prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Broil, watching closely and stirring halfway through, until shrimp are just cooked through and browned in spots, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- While shrimp is cooking, heat coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and sauté until softened and starting to brown in spots, about 4 to 6 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Fold zucchini into cooked shrimp to coat lightly in sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve while warm.