Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a classic dish from the northeastern Brazilian State of Bahia, Brazil. It is based on African cooking techniques and flavors. It requires the shrimps tails (AN HEADS IF POSSIBLE) for flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Marinate the shrimp in salt, lime, pepper and some cilantro for 2 hours.
  2. Cook the cassava in salted water, the shrimp shells, 1 onion, a bay leaf, to cover in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat for 30 minutes, until fork tender.
  3. When done, puree ½ of the cassava in a blender or food processor, adding the coconut milk and 1 cup milk to get a smooth paste. Set aside.
  4. Cut the other ½ of the cassava in cubes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and cook another 8 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp and wait until they are cooked through (don't overcook). Add chives and parsley, season with salt.
  7. Stir in the pureed and cubed cassava, cook stirring until the mixture is hot.
  8. Taste and add more salt if necessary. Finally, stir in chopped cilantro and dende oil.
  9. Add Tabasco or other hot sauce (we use malagueta pepper, might be too hot).
  10. Remove from the heat, and serve hot with white rice.
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