Serve this spicy Puerto Rican dish as an appetizer for family and friends!
½ lb raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
15 yellow (banana) peppers
1 bundle green onion
1 bunch cilantro
1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 tbsp **soy sauce, plus more for dipping
*(optional) sriracha mayonnaise
To make in oven
Slice peppers down the middle and use a fork to scrape out the seeds. Discard the seeds and place peppers in a cast iron skillet or oven safe dish. Set aside.
Chop cilantro and green onions. Place a ½ of the chopped cilantro and onion together in a medium bowl.
Dice shrimp on a separate cutting board and add to the medium bowl along with seasoning. Mix ingredients together until well blended. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350° .
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Once the pan heats up (about 3 mins) add ¼ of the remaining cilantro and onion in the pan and saute until fragrant (about 1 minute) Add shrimp mix to heated pan and cook until slightly pink (total shrimp cook time is about 2-4 minutes. If you cook any longer than this shrimp may become rubbery).
Remove shrimp mix from heat and use a spoon to scoop mix into sliced peppers. Stuff all peppers, then coat evenly with 2 tbsp of **soy sauce.
Place skillet with stuffed peppers into preheated oven on middle rack and cook for 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and onion mix or save on side for guests to help themselves. Dip gueritos in soy sauce or sriracha mayonnaise. Enjoy!
To Make in Broiler
Follow steps 1-3 for oven method
Set broiler to high heat (If you normally use your broiler area to store pans or haven’t checked your broiler in awhile, I recommend opening and cleaning before use)
Put stuffed peppers in broiler for 6-7 minutes. Should be slightly roasted. Remove peppers from broiler and stuff with shrimp mix.
Set broiler to low. Coat peppers evenly with 2 tbsp soy sauce. Place in broiler and cook for 6-7 minutes. (If you only have high broil, shrimp will only need to cook for 3 minutes).
Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and onion mix or save on side for guests to help themselves. Dip gueritos in soy sauce or sriracha mayonnaise. Enjoy!