Shrimp Mozambique (Camarão Moçambique)

Shrimp Mozambique (Camarão Moçambique)

This spicy dish (Camarão Moçambique) with hot Spanish paprika is a favorite in Portugal and can be served as an appetizer or as an entrée over rice.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan, such as a large cast-iron frying pan until it begins to shimmer. Add the chopped onions and cook them over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they have changed color, around 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    While the onions cook, mix the minced garlic, paprika, hot chopped pepper, saffron, and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Add the contents of the bowl to the onions and continue to cook them for about 2 minutes at medium heat. Add the wine and cook for another 2 minutes or so, until the wine has reduced a bit.
  5. Step 5

    Add the shrimp to the pan and cook gently, covered, until the shrimp have just turned pink (about 5 minutes). Do not overcook them.
  6. Step 6

    Stir in the parsley and the lemon juice and serve.