Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brazilian Shrimp Recipe

This Brazilian Shrimp Recipe from northern Brazil takes about an hour to prepare, but it's so worth the wait. If you like shrimp then you'll love this very flavorful dish. You should also be warned that your kitchen and home will smell amazing because of this dish for days. Trust me I am getting hungry just by writing this recipe to you.

Fresh or frozen shrimp works well.  If you want to use frozen shrimp, then I recommend you use the shrimp from Trader Joe's.

Hint: Try to let your shrimp sit in the marinade for half an hour so it can soak in the flavor. Reducing the time needed to marinade can make or break your dish.

2 pounds of large shrimp
3 garlic of minced cloves
2 tablespoon of lime juice
2 teaspoon of kosher salt (hint: I now only cook with Kosher salt)
2 tablespoon of canola oil
1 chopped onion
2 teaspoon of scallions
2 bell sliced bell peppers
6 chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup of marinara sauce
3/4 cup of coconut milk

In a large bowl combine garlic, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cut the tails off of the shrimp and then place the shrimp into the bowl and let it marinade at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Then place the oil in a large skillet and heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the onion, scallions and bell peppers and cook them until soft, about 4 minutes.

Add the chopped tomatoes into the skillet and cook them until softened, about 5 minutes more. Turn the heat to low and add the marinara sauce, coconut milk and the other teaspoon of salt. Allow sauce to simmer until it reduces slightly. Stir occasionally for about 10-12 minutes.

Now add the shrimp as well as the marinade to the skillet and cook the shrimp until they turn pink. About 3-5 minutes.

Transfer everything in the skillet to a dish accompanied with a side of coconut rice and a wedge of lime.  Tell me what you were going to make this weekend? What drink would you serve with this dish? Which recipe should I post next...Pao de queijo cheese balls or pink sauce pasta? 


pj said...

How bout some great breakfast recipies? Its only 9:30am here

Lazula said...

Hey thanks for the comment and I agree with the Devil wears Prada! So Ive just had lunch and the Shrimp Recipe has now made me hungry again!!!

Laura said...

pj" Oh sorry next up pancakes? Ok maybe you can read this post again just before breakfast?

Lazula: So glad you liked this recipe and I know what you mean about it making you hungry again :)

LiLu said...

Trader Joe's, here I come... this looks AMAZING!

Laura said...

Lilu: Can we go together? I need a couple of things :)

Bon Don said...

Great now my shirt is covered in drool!


Laura said...

Bon Don: I hear you. I can still taste it. Maybe I should make this for dinner :) Try it and let me know how you like it k?

Char said...

oh yum!

Debbie said...

Yum! That looks so good. Love the idea of the tomatoes in with the shrimp.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! I may be slow, but I have to ask, did you peel the shrimp first?

Laura said...

Fancy: Yes sorry you have to peel the shrimp unless you want a very crunchy dish :)

Chef Chuck said...

That Looks so good!! Nice blend of flavors.

Laura said...

I hope you can try it Chef Chuck. Thank you for stopping by.