This recipe is one of the most unique and popular dishes in Portuguese cuisine and it comes from the rich historical past of Portuguese exploration. When Portuguese explorers encountered the local tribes of Mozambique in the 15th century, they learned of their use of “piri piri” or peppers, used in making hot sauces and dishes. This use of “piri piri” led to the creation of this unique shrimp dish, which happens to be my personal favorite and many Portuguese people around the world. There are many variations to this dish, but in my opinion this is the most simple and delicious way to enjoy it without much hassle.
1 lbs shrimp
1 onion, minced
1.5 tablespoon parsley
1/2 cup piri piri (you should be able to find this locally, if you not can buy some here on Amazon)
salt and pepper to taste
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup white wine or beer
1.5 cups white rice
1) In a bowl add the chopped garlic, piri piri, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it together.
2) Add half of the butter and olive oil to a frying pan with the onion and cook until soft, 4-5 minutes over medium heat.
3) Add the contents of the bowl to the pan, stir, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add wine/beer, bring to boil and reduce for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Add the shrimp, parsley and rest of butter. Cook over medium heat until shrimp are done and serve over rice, enjoy!