Xuxu and Shrimp with Chile and Lemon

Xuxu and Shrimp with Chile and Lemon
Photo by John Kernick


  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (14-ounces) jar or can hearts of palm
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup white onion
  • 3 medium xuxu (chayote)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh jalapeño, including seeds
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp
    • ¼ cup olive oil

With motor running, drop garlic into a food processor and finely chop. Stop processor and add onion, jalapeño (to taste), lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, then pulse until finely chopped. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes for flavors to develop. Peel xuxu if skin is tough. Cut xuxu off ...

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