Salsa con Camarón Seco (Oaxacan Shrimp Pico de Gallo) | Fscript

Salsa con Camarón Seco (Oaxacan Shrimp Pico de Gallo)

In coastal Oaxaca, both fresh and dried shrimp appear in all kinds of preparations. Here, they bring texture and intense umami flavor to a classic pico de gallo.

Credit: Todd Coleman


1 lb. plum tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
4 oz. Mexican dried shrimp (available at, soaked overnight, drained and roughly chopped
¼ cup roughly chopped pickled jalapeños, plus 2 tbsp. brine from jar
¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
½ small white onion, roughly chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Kosher salt, to taste


Method :

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, shrimp, jalapeños plus brine, cilantro, onion, and juice. Season with salt, and let sit at room temperature to meld flavors, at least 1 hour.


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