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The rich coconut sauce in this rustic seafood dish is typical of recipes from Brazil's tropical seaside state of Bahia. More Amazing Shrimp Recipes

Chef Maricel Presilla
Maricel Presilla
May 2003

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Credit: © Maura McEvoy

Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the garlic, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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  • In a large skillet, heat the Annatto Oil until shimmering. Add the onion, scallions and red and green bell peppers and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the minced tomatoes and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to moderately low and add the tomato sauce, coconut milk, chile and 1 teaspoon of salt. Simmer until the sauce is reduced by one-fourth, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to moderately high. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until they're pink and opaque, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and discard the chile. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Serve With

White rice.

Suggested Pairing

To complement the sauce here, look for a fruity, lightly spicy and aromatic white, such as an Argentinean Torrontés.

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