Midday Fix: Chef Jernard Wells shares a recipe for shrimp cocktail

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Chef Jernard Wells

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Skinny Dippin' Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients:
1 lb. cooked medium shrimp, chilled
1/2 cucumber, cut into 1/2 inch cubes & 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 tomato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
9 green onions, thinly sliced & 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 oz. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce or use one of his sauces
2 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 lime

Directions:
Put a small amount of oil in a saute pan on medium heat, add garlic.  In large bowl, combine shrimp, cucumber, tomato, green onions, cilantro and serrano pepper. Stir in tomato sauce and vinegar. Add all ingredients to pan with garlic and cook very quickly.  Squeeze lime juice over mixture, and it is ready to serve.