Portuguese Spicy Shrimp

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  • In a stock pot, warm the oil over moderately high heat. Add the garlic and onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chilies, tomatoes, salt and pepper, and the shrimp. Cook, stirring and tossing, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato juice and scallions and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir in the parsley and cilantro and cook for 1 minute. Serve hot.

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  1. Just like my favorite TAPA served at a local restaurant. I didn't realize it while looking over the ingredients or while I was putting it together, but after the first bite I said, 'oh man, *this* is the dish from Zanzibar.' I served it with soft bread, but now realize it would be best served on sliced and toasted crusty bread. I used a red pepper plus red pepper flakes and a couple pinches of garlic powder. Next time I'll cut the tomato wedges into chunks. Made for ZWT5.
  2. Made exactly as written. As a rule, I do not use fresh tomatoes unpeeled (it's an Italian thing, I guess) and did not care for the way the skins separated from the tomatoes during the cooking process. I also found this to have a lot of liquid, which made it rather soupy. However, I also served this over brown rice, which absorbed a lot of the liquid. This was not as spicy as I expected, but was very nice nonetheless. Thanks for posting this. Made for ZWT5.
  3. Very, very good! Served over brown rice for my sister. After the prep work, it went together very quickly. It did leave a little tickle on the tongue, but only when it was almost finished. Sneaks up on you, which I enjoyed tremendously. Would not hestitate to serve it to company! Thnx for posting, Boo. Made for ZWT5


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