Vatapá (Brazilian Shrimp Stew)


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Staying on the Brazil train for a moment – because the Olympics are inspiring in more ways than one!  This classic Brazilian dish is delicious.  It’s also a bit time-consuming if you do it the original way. And it has some harder to find ingredients.  So I streamlined the original recipe, which I got from my favorite Saveur: The New Classics cookbook, to make it easier without sacrificing flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb Cod Fillet
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Peanuts
  • 3 Scallions
  • 2 Dried Chiles de Árbol (I used Thai Dragon Chiles though)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 One inch piece fresh Ginger
  • 6 oz Country-style White Bread (I used a French Bread)
  • 1 14 oz can Coconut Milk (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup Palm Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 3-5 canned, whole peeled Tomatoes
  • 4 cups Fish Stock
  • 1 lb. Shrimp
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 cup small dried shrimp…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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