I have always had the opinion that eating very spicy food regularly ends up killing all mild and delicate aromas – and I still think that one should not spoil his/her taste buds by eating only hot meals. Anyhow, with my children’s food preferences I’ve also got used to hotter flavors and now I could almost REALLY say: “the hotter, the better”.
Some time ago one of my daughters linked me this Brazilian shrimp stew recipe. We wanted to absolutely try it and we liked it so much that we now have made it several times. The original recipe can be found here.
The writer of the original recipe recommends using red palm oil because of the strong red colour it gives for the food, but you can use any vegetable oil as a substitute. Instead of coconut milk you can use cream. Coconut gives a nice, a bit exotic flavour, but not everyone likes the taste.
All of us in this family love garlic, so we always use more than what’s said in the recipes. And furthermore one family member hates the taste of coriander and because of that we have used thyme instead. To make this easy, we have used frozen shrimps and non roasted red peppers.
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