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Romeritos is a Mexican dish from Central Mexico,[1] consisting of tender sprigs of seepweed (Suaeda spp.) which are boiled and served in a mole sauce seasoned with shrimp jerky blended into the mix.

Typical additional ingredients include boiled potatoes, nopales and re-hydrated shrimp. They are usually served with patties of dried shrimp[2] with bread slices and in tacos. They are traditionally enjoyed at Christmas and Lent.

The type of seepweed used depends on the region. The plant is known as romerito in Spanish. That name in English means "little rosemary"; some seepweed species can vaguely resemble such a plant when fresh, but neither the taste nor the scent is similar in any way.

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  1. ^ Tinoco, Armando (23 December 2013). "What Are Romeritos?". Latin Times. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Romeritos with Shrimp Cakes". Saveur. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2015.