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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!
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- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron thread, soaked in 1 tbsp. warm water for 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and cleaned
- 1Saute onion in the butter until almost browned; reduce heat slightly and add garlic, parsley, and turmeric.
- 2Saute another 5 minutes then add water and saffron water.
- 3Cover and simmer for 5 more minutes.
- 4Stir 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.
- 5Add shrimp, salt, black pepper to taste and crushed red peppers.
- 6Cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp have just turned pink and are still juicy and tender.
- 7This is normally served in small bowls with crusty bread for dipping, or it could be served over rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Camarao Mozambique (portuguese-style Shrimp)
Serving Size: 1 (208 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 218.9
- Calories from Fat 115
- Total Fat 12.7 g
- Saturated Fat 7.4 g
- Cholesterol 173.4 mg
- Sodium 1329.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 4.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 0.7 g
- Protein 16.0 g