Brazilian style shrimps in coconut milk sauce

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Brazilian style shrimps in coconut milk sauce
Or Moqueca camarão de Bahia*

Ingredients for 4 people:

500 g raw shrimps
2 lemons

1 onion (large enough)
2 cloves of garlic
1 yellow pepper
1 green pepper
1 tomato
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
Piment d’Espelette
Olive or rapeseed oil
200 ml of coconut milk
5-6 sprigs of fresh coriander


Peel the shrimps and soak them in the juice of the freshly squeezed lemons. Leave aside to marinate.

In a wok, sauté first the onion and garlic, sliced​​. Then add the peppers, cut into thin strips. Follow them by the tomatoes and bay leaves. Then put the drained shrimps. Salt and pepper, sprinkle with piment d’Espelette (hot chilli). Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. Shrimps should remain tender and juicy.

Finally, pour over the coconut milk and cook for a further 5 minutes over low heat.

Before the presentation, sprinkle the dish with fresh coriander and serve with rice.

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* The recipe is from the book “South America” by Mary Benedict Devalon, but I’ve cut it from the weekly TV program during the World Football Cup.

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