Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tasty Thursday - Copy Cat Mexican Shrimp Dish

There's this one Mexican restaurant by my parents house that has a dish called "AC Shrimp."  I haven't seen it at any other restaurant, but it is amazing!  I decided to try and recreate it at home, and while it's not exactly like the dish at the restaurant (really, it's never the same is it!?) it still turned out pretty dang good!

I started some Spanish Rice,
 I cut up a green bell pepper, half an onion, a summer squash, and some broccoli and sauteed them in the skillet until they were soft.  Then I threw in some precooked shrimp to heat them up.
 I put some mexican cheese dip in the microwave and melted it,
then served it all on top of the rice.

Do you have any good copy cat restaurant recipes?  I know this isn't a complicated dish, but I was pretty proud of myself for thinking this up, and it totally satisfied a craving I was having for Mexican food!  If you try it out, or if you've had it before and have any suggestions for making it better, I'd love to hear!

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  1. I LOVE copy-cat recipes! So happy to have found your blog and I'm a new follower! xo

  2. Looks colorful and sounds like a great meal!

  3. Hmmm ... I'm hosting a mexican party for 50 next weekend - just might add that to the menu! Stopping in to follow from the blog hop - hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon. Ohhh ... and enter to win a free copy of my book too!!

  4. That looks so good!!! If you have a chance, I would love it if you shared this and anything else you may have at Makin' You Crave Monday over at!

  5. Your shared food is really yummy as well as I sure to cook in tomorrow breakfast, I hope my parents will like it and give a great review on it. I will share that moments photographs, sure.
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  6. Looks very good!! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Market Yourself Monday!

  7. oh yum!!! Looks so delicious! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party.