Go Back

Easy Shrimp Stew

This easy recipe for Shrimp Stew is based on the tradition Brazilian dish of "moqueca de camarão". Coconut milk and tomato sauce creates the base for the sauce. Colorful peppers and vine tomatoes dress up the dish while cilantro adds brightness and good flavor.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner/ Main Meals
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Moqueca de Camarão, Seafood, Shrimp Stew
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot/ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can 14oz tomato sauce/ marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 whole bell pepper (or slices from different colors) sliced
  • 1 bunch vine tomatoes, whole
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crush red pepper flakes
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh lemon

Instructions

  • In a large skillet heat oil. Add shallots (you can sub for yellow onion) and garlic, saute until soft and fragrant.
  • Add tomato sauce and coconut milk. Give the sauce a stir.
  • Add in shrimp and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Top shrimp with bell pepper slices and snuggle in vine tomatoes in sauce. Add the crushed pepper flakes or any whole hot pepper that you like (this is the time you add pimenta malagueta if using!)
  • Add a handful of fresh cilantro without chopping and cover. Let it simmer on medium low for 10-12 minutes. If needed give the shrimp a stir to make sure all is submerged in sauce and getting properly cooked.
  • Top dish with more cilantro and give it a squeese of fresh lemon juice. Serve with rice.