I made this dish up one day when I had an abundance of grape tomatoes from garden. This is a fast and easy seafood fricasee. It takes sweet little grape or cherry tomatoes for the sofrito and a can of whole tomatoes. It is delicious with white rice. Enjoy
In a heavy large saute pan heat oil and butter add your smashed garlic, saute the garlic a minute to flavor up the oil next add then add the grape tomatos, onions,green peppers, cilantro, can tomatos, and saute for three minutes over medium heat. When onions and peppers are limp add wine, fish sauce, and seasonings oregano, cumin, black pepper, adobo powder, packet of Goya sazon, and one bay leaf add your calamari saute for three more minutes,
Next add your shrimp reduce flame to low cover and simmer for two more minutes. After two minutes uncover and check shrimp to see if the are pink. If they still look like they are not done cover one more minute. Shrimp cook fast, and you do not want to overcook them. Add a little food coloring Bijol (can be found in the latin food market in the spice section in little tins or in small bottle). stir gently and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. the heat will continue to cook the shrimp and calamari. Serve on top of fluffy white rice. See my recipe Enjoy..