Moqueca de Camarao
(Shrimp Stew - Brazil)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dende (palm) oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 pounds fresh medium size prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 fresh red cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil, and stir fry the onion until golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic and prawns. Stir fry for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, parsley, pepper, cayenne and coconut milk. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. If you want to add fish to the moqueca, use sea bass, cut into small pieces, and cook it together with the coconut milk.

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