Camarao Mozambique (portuguese-style Shrimp)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

This is a delicious and quick shrimp saute using typical Portuguese ingredients like red wine and plenty of garlic and parsley. The saffron makes it a little different, and a touch of crushed red peppers at the end of cooking make it wonderful! I used Argentine pink shrimp from Trader Joe's, and they were awesome!

Top Review by CookstoRelax

Very similar to how I was taught to make this. I would have given it 5 stars but the presentation was not appealing.I do not use red wine when making this dish. Ideally one 12 oz bottle of beer is used in place of the wine.This is flavorful and the dish is much more appealing to the eye. I have used white wine on occasion, but the beer is better.Oh by the way I am portuguese and was taught by my vavo (grandmother).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in the butter until almost browned; reduce heat slightly and add garlic, parsley, and turmeric.
  2. Saute another 5 minutes then add water and saffron water.
  3. Cover and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  4. Stir in wine and lemon juice; bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes to cook off some of the alcohol.
  5. Add shrimp, salt, black pepper to taste and crushed red peppers.
  6. Cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp have just turned pink and are still juicy and tender.
  7. This is normally served in small bowls with crusty bread for dipping, or it could be served over rice.

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