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Bahia Style Prawns   HT  MC  Brazilian 45mins

 

Serves: 6      Hot  Shellfish  Seafood  Vegetables  Herbs   Main Course    Gluten Wheat Dairy Free   Brazil  Sth American  South America

 

Ingredients

450g/1lb Manioc Root (cassava/yucca) peeled and cubed 

Salt and Black Pepper 

3 Tbsp olive oil 

2 large onions, thinly sliced 

4 Tomatoes, peeled and quartered 

900g/2lb Shelled Cooked Prawns (shrimp)

1 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander 

240ml/8fl.oz. Coconut Milk (thin)

3 tbsp Dende oil

 

Instructions

 

1. Place the manioc and salt in a saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. 

 

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onions and sauté until golden. 

 

3. Add the tomatoes and cook for  5 minutes. 

 

4. Add the prawns, salt, pepper and coriander, mix well then reduce the heat, cover and simmer very gently for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp are done.

 

5.  Drain the cooked manioc, return to the pan and mash with a potato masher or fork. 

 

6. Add the coconut milk to the prawns and mix well then and the mashed manioc, a little at a time,  stirring vigorously until well incorporated.

 

7. Raise the heat to medium and add the dende oil. Continue to cook for a further 1 minute. Serve  hot with rice and toasted manioc meal.

 

 

 

 

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