Brazilian Delicacies No 4: Moqueca de Camarão
Brazil is a melting pot of cultures and influences, meaning they have some of the best food in the world. Here's a few of our favourites.
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The World Cup in Brazil is probably one of the greatest things that has ever happened to JOE. Can you tell that we're excited about it? You may not be going to Brazil, but you can sample what it's like to eat there as we introduce to you some very Brazilian delicacies.
The men in canary yellow will be focused on nothing other than winning the tournament so we are pretty sure that they will be steering clear of the delicacies in an effort to remain trim and fit. That doesn't mean the rest of us can't enjoy the exotic tastes of South America's biggest country.
The Moqueca de Camarão dish is a shrimp stew cooked in coconut milk and palm oil where you can add vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes to complete. It tastes like clam chowder if it were cooked in coconut milk, minus the clams, plus the fish…and the vegetables.
The unique combination of spices in Moqueca de Camarao, an easy fish stew recipe with shrimps, makes it one of the best and most famous Brazilian foods. It's a dish designed to give your taste buds the complete work out. Who wouldn't like toned taste buds? Exactly!
How do you make it? Well, firstly, heat the oil in a large pan and gently cook the onion until soft but not brown. Add the garlic, green chilli peppers and paprika and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk, bring to a boil then season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the fish and the shrimps, simmer very gently for 10 minutes then add the lime juice. Check the seasoning and serve with the scallions and chopped coriander scattered over.
Easier than a Brazilian victory over Equatorial Guinea.
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