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Cape Verde : Caldo de Camarao

More by user: fbousso
Created: 10th Jul 2009
Modified: 10th Jul 2009
The Africa News Cookbook
  • 2 green (unripe) bananas, sliced in rounds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 lbs.fresh shrimp (unshelled, with heads, if possible)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 chili peppers, chopped or crushed, or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes, chopped in chunks

Dissolve the salt in enough water to cover the banana pieces. Soak them in the salt water for 10-15 minutes to draw out the "pucker quality" of the unripe fruit.

Meanwhile, wash the shrimp in cold, running water, but don't shell or remove heads. Cook in 2 cups of boiling, salted water for 6-8 minutes. then peel off shells and remove heads. Save heads and cooking water.

In a large, heavy skillet or stew pot, saute the onion in oil over moderate heat until golden. Stir in garlic, tomatoes and pepper. Add shrimps.


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