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Shrimp Vera Cruz

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“This recipe is from The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes. It is nice and flavorful and has one of my favorite components--quick. I made this with the tomatoes that have added chili; however, it can also be made with regular dice cut tomatoes. Hope you enjoy. Serve this with fresh bread and a side salad for a quick weeknight dinner.”

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  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes with liquid and the jalapeno pepper; simmer approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp turn pink, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. In a small dish, combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water and stir to blend; whisk into the skillet and stir until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute then stir in the cilantro.
  5. Divide the rice among 4 bowls, and top with equal portions of the shrimp and vegetable mixture.
  6. Garnish each dish with lime wedges and serve.

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