Moqueca de Camarao
by dave

from Yardley, PA

Shrimp Stew - Brasil

2 tbsp dende oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 lbs fresh medium sized prawns, shelled, deveined
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 large tomatoes, peeled
seeded and chopped
2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper,
1 fresh red cayenne pepper
1 can coconut milk (14 fl oz)

Heat the oil (dende oil, palm oil found in some African specialized stores), and stir fry the onion until golden brown. Add the garlic and prawns. Stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add the salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, parsley, pepper, cayenne and coconut milk. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

If you want to add fish to the moqueca, use sea bass, cut in small pieces, and cook it together with the coconut milk.

Serves 4

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