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Fideo con Camaron (Pasta with Shrimp)

A quick cooking shrimp added to my childhood favorite, fideo!! Prepare fideo pasta as simple or as gourmet as you like. Have you ever had tacos de fideo? Yummy!
Course Main Course, Mariscos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 24 large shrimp peeled and cleaned
  • 1/3 cup salsa de chile ancho or salsa negar see links below
  • salt and pepper.
  • Oil
  • 7 ounces fideo
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon oregano
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • Cilantro


  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Serrano
  • Lime
  • Salsa Macha



  • In a bowl combine the clean shrimp. Mix in the  chile ancho salsa and stir to coat evenly. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add 3-4 tbs of oil and heat to medium. Add the fideo. Fry and toaste the fideo, stirring as needed until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large pot, at medium heat, add 2 tbs of oil. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño and bell pepper. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • In the blender, combine the roma tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and a pinch of salt. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour blended tomato sauce into the pot with aromatics. Stir well to combine and cook for 7-10 minutes. Add the warm chicken broth and bring up to a simmer.
  • Taste for salt, add cilantro and the previously toasted fideo. Cook at a steady simmer for 7-8 minutes or until fideo is cooked through. Add the reserved shrimp in and stir gently. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro, lime, onion, avocado and diced chile serrano or salsa macha. Yields up to 6 servings.