Spicy Shrimp, Mozambique Style

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Tara Pacheco

By
@tnj2008

This is a family favorite here in the Pacheco home. A traditional Portuguese meal made with garlic, beer, butter, seafood. What else can you ask for? Oh yes, & EASY! I like mine spicy, but cook yours to taste. This is great as a main dish, or an appetizer.

Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa, which became independent from Portugal in 1975. This dish was influenced by the Portuguese spices brought over by settlers. Portuguese travelers brought the recipe over when they made their way to the US, and it has become quite popular here in New England. This is how I make it at home.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
about 4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
uncooked shrimp, tail on
1 can(s)
beer
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 medium
onion, minced
4 Tbsp
butter
2-4 oz
hot sauce (i suggest frank's red hot)
2 pkg
goya con azafran
1/2
lemon

How to Make Spicy Shrimp, Mozambique Style

Step-by-Step

  • 1Add butter, garlic, and onion to a medium sized pot and cook over medium heat just until onions are translucent, but not browned. About 4-5 minutes. Add can of beer. Then your hot sauce and seasoning. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • 2Next, add your shrimp and lemon. Cover and cook for additional 5-6 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Enjoy!

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