Camarao Grelhado Piri Piri (Grilled Shrimp Pili Pili)

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 5 mins

Simple spicy seafood from Mozambique. Serve with rice and lemon quarters for garnish. Adapted from "The Africa Cookbook".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell the shrimp, leaving the tail "fins" intact. Devein.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together chile, garlic, lemon juice and half the oil.
  3. Drizzle in the remaining oil, whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the shrimp in a large bowl or ziploc baggie. Pour over the oil mixture, making sure that all shrimp are covered.
  5. Refrigerate at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Preheat the broiler or grill.
  7. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes on each side, or until pink.


Most Helpful delicious. I used one long hot chili and added a bit of parsley. I emulsified it in a blender and then then marinated the shrimp in room temperature for about half an hour. It smelled really good while grilling, and it tasted equally good. Thank you.

Katanashrp April 29, 2012

I don't know what to say except YUM! Spicy, garlicky shrimp on the grill. I used dried chilis and had a slightly heavy hand, but we managed nicely to "suffer" through it. This is a summer must-try! Made for the Daffy Daffodils ZWT4

Ma Field June 23, 2008

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