SHRIMP AND SEAFOOD THE MOZAMBIQUE WAY

 

1 Ib. raw shrimp

3 cups water

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. crushed red pepper, or use a few drops Tabasco

3 lemon wedges

 

In a 2-quart saucepan: Place: 1 Ib. raw shrimp (with or without shells), 3 cups water warm from the tap, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. crushed red pepper, or use a few drops Tabasco. Squeeze 3 lemon wedges  into the pot and toss the lemon in it. Bring the shrimp up to the boiling point and turn off the flame. Cover. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. Shrimp will be thoroughly cooked. Devein, wash in clear water and chill. Serve with Piri-piri.

Note how tender the shrimp become, cooked this way. And don't waste that water. Plan to use it in a chowder or in a sauce. Taste it. It's great! Other seafood may be prepared in this manner.

 

Serves 8.

 

country : Mozambique

course : main course

 

source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler