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Shrimp Mozambique

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    Posted: 14 January 2016 at 19:36

Shrimp Mozambique


Quote Shrimp Mozambique is one of the most unique and popular dishes in Portuguese cuisine and it comes from the rich historical past of Portuguese exploration. When Portuguese explorers encountered the local tribes of Mozambique in the 15th century, they learned of their use of “piri piri” or peppers, used in making hot sauces and dishes. This use of “piri piri” led to the creation of this unique shrimp dish….


1 lbs shrimp

1 onion, minced

1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon piri piri sauce (below)

Salt and pepper to taste

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 stick butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup white wine or beer

1.5 cups white rice

1 packet Sazon Goya con Azafran


In a bowl add the chopped garlic, piri piri sauce, packet of sazon goya, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it together.

Add the olive oil and half of the butter to a frying pan with the onion and cook until soft, 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Add the contents of the bowl to the pan, stir, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add wine/beer, bring to boil and reduce for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and the rest of the butter.

Cook over medium heat until the shrimp are done.

Place the shrimp and sauce in a serving platter and garnish with the parsley. Serve along with the rice. Enjoy!

Piri-Piri Sauce

Here is a recipe for piri-piri sauce; I’m not sure exactly what the source was, but I have full confidence in this recipe’s credentials. You can substitute a milder chile if you want, perhaps a single Serrano, dried and crushed.

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoons crushed dried piri piri or bird's eye chile, or crushed red pepper flakes

1 onion, finely chopped

3 to 6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 to 2 teaspoons salt

3 tablespoons white vinegar, or more to taste

1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a pot or large skillet over medium heat. Add half the chilies and the onion, garlic, and ginger, then sauté for three minutes.

Transfer to a blender, add the remaining oil and the rest of the ingredients. Process until almost smooth. Adjust the seasoning with more piri piri chiles, salt, vinegar, and/or sugar to taste.

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