Be sure to put guajillo chiles, ground dried shrimp and cactus strips on your grocery list to make this saucy and flavorful dish.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
5 guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 small onion
1/2 cup ground dried shrimp
10 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/3 cup)
4 egg s, separated
1 jar (15 oz.) tender cactus strips, drained, rinsed
1 cup oil
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Let's Make It
Cover chiles with hot water; let stand 15 min. Drain chiles, reserving 1 cup soaking liquid; add reserved liquid and chiles to blender. Add dressing, onion and 1 Tbsp. ground shrimp; blend 3 min. or until smooth. Pour into large saucepan; bring to boil. Stir in cactus strips; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min.
Heat oil to 375ºF in medium skillet. Mix remaining ground shrimp and cracker crumbs in large bowl; set aside. Beat egg whites in medium bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; gently stir in egg yolks just until combined. Gently stir half the egg mixture into shrimp mixture. Repeat with remaining egg mixture.
Cook 4 shrimp cakes at a time in hot oil 45 sec. on each side or until golden brown on both sides, using 1/4 cup of the shrimp mixture for each cake. Drain on paper towels. Add to sauce in saucepan; cook 10 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Serve with steamed white rice and a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Salad Dressing.
Look for ground dried shrimp in most Mexican grocery stores near the condiments, spices and dried chiles. Because of the concentrated flavor and saltiness, extra liquid is often added to the recipe to balance the flavor.
For a light texture, it is important to beat the egg whites just before using and avoid overbeating them.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.