Mozambique Prawns

Recipe by FolkDiva
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare Hot Spice Blend. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients. If not using immediately, store the blend in a small spice jar away from light and heat. NOTE: Use pure chili powder, not Mexican chili powder used to season chili con carne; the ingredients will lend the wrong flavor to the blend.
  • Prepare Sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine the prawn shells, tomato juice, coconut milk and peanut butter. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often. Season with some hot spice blend to taste. Bring the mixture back to a boil and then pass it through a sieve; discard the shells.
  • Prepare Rice. In a large 2-quart saucepan, bring the rice, coconut milk and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Take an occasional peek to make sure the rice isn't sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Prepare Plantains. Season the plantains with salt and white pepper. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat and sautéthe plantains on both sides until brown and soft, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Prepare Prawns. Season the prawns with some hot spice blend and cook them on an oiled grill or grill pan until heated through, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • To serve, mound the rice in the middle of six warm plates and ladle the sauce around. Lay the shrimp against the rice mounds, place a plantain in between each shrimp and garnish with the peanuts and cilantro.
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