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Moqueca De Camarao

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This video was part of our music series. Steve Himmelstein and his Brazillian band were guests on our show. So I decided to cook Brazilian food. I found this recipe and bought Brazilian dende oil from a shop online. Then I performed a reall no-no of cooking shows. Yes, this was the first time I cooked this popular Brazilian dish with a cheat sheet behind my burner. Luckily, it was delicious. When you cook for yourself you can Save Money, Eat Healthier, Live Greener and Have Fun!
  Red pepper 1 , roasted
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), sliced (2 cloves for rice + 2 cloves for beans + 2 coves for Moqueca De Camarao)
  Beans 1 Can (10 oz)
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seasoning salt 1 Teaspoon (Brazilian)
  Dende oil 3 Teaspoon
  Onions 1 Large, chop
  Shrimp 1 Pound (frozen)
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chop
  Tomato 4 Small, chop
  Coconut milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 2 Pinch
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon, freshly ground

1. Rub the red pepper with olive oil and put into the toaster oven for 15 minutes.
2. Next, peel off the skin and keep aside.

3. For the beans :In a pan, add 1 teaspoon dende oil and 2 sliced garlic cloves.
4. Add the beans and stir and cover the lid.
5. Next, slice the roasted peppers and add to the cooked beans and keep aside.
6. For the rice: In a pan, add 1 teaspoon dende oil and 2 sliced garlic cloves.
7. Next, add 1/2 cup of rice,seasoning salt and saute in the oil.
8. Pour water and cover the lid and cook for 15-20 minutes.
9. For the Moqueca De Camarao: In another pan, heat 1 teaspoon of dende oil.
10. Add onions and saute and cover with lid for 3 minutes.
11. Next, add 1 tablespon of crushed garlic and shrimp and stir and cook down.
12. Next, add a dash of salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, cilantro, cayenne pepper, pepper and coconut milk and stir.
13. Let this cook down for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.

14. Plate a portion of rice and top with the Morqueca de Camarao and serve with beans on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
New Year
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3102 Calories from Fat 821

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g148.5%

Saturated Fat 69.8 g349.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 689.4 mg229.8%

Sodium 2785.2 mg116.1%

Total Carbohydrates 386 g128.6%

Dietary Fiber 62.9 g251.5%

Sugars 37.2 g

Protein 184 g367.8%

Vitamin A 207.7% Vitamin C 442%

Calcium 70.5% Iron 215.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Moqueca De Camarao Recipe Video