Many people are oblivious to Brazilian cooking. Which is quite a shame considering Brazil's cuisine is as rich and vibrant as the country itself. We have found ourself craving "Moqueca de Camarao" very regularly here at our house and thought I would share the recipe.
If you find yourself in love with Creole or Cajun cooking. I strongly suggest researching many of the island and South American cuisines, especially, Brazil! Why, you might ask?
Well, the history of Brazil starts with indengionous population that shared with the Europeans many of the herbs, starches, and meats favored by their people. Then, you have the introduction of African, French, and Italian influences as well. However, I feel the African influence is quite strong and may I add DELICIOUS!
If you love gumbos, bisques, or other seafood soups I strongly suggest giving this recipe a go. We enjoy it with white rice or rice with shredded coconut and garlic. MMM!
You can find many of these latin ingredients from Fiesta very easily but I will also add substitutions for certain ingredients that are available nearly everywhere.
2 tablespoons ground dry shrimp OR Shrimp Bouillon Cube