Peri – Peri Prawns – Moçambique

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Peri- Peri Prawns
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 250g
  • Calories: 738
  • Fat: 59 g
  • Saturated fat: 9 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 37 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 995 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 53 g
  • Cholesterol: 77 mg
Recipe type: Seafood with chillies
Cuisine: Moçambican
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The African devil or peri- peri Chilli is the foundation of this wonderful seafood dish from Mozambique in East Africa. With its origins in Portuguese cuisine. Peri Peri prawns (along with its cousin peri peri chicken) are a firm favourite in many Portuguese speaking countries around the world. It is also very popular in Southern Africa.
Ingredients
  • Jumbo prawns – one kilogram ( deveined, heads on)
  • Vegetable oil – one cup ( see note)
  • Lemon juice – two tablespoons
  • Paprika – 2 tablespoons
  • Dried chillies - 12 to 15
  • Chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Salt – teaspoon
Instructions
  1. Bring the oil to medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add the chillies and paprika.
  4. Turn down the heat to very low. Cook for 10 minutes (allowing the oils to release from the chillies)
  5. Turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice and salt. Stir well
  6. Allow the infused oil to cool down completely
  7. Add the prawns and allow to marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator ( the longer, the better)
  8. Heat a griddle pan
  9. Fry the prawns until cooked
  10. Transfer them to serving ramekins or small plates. Sprinkle with chilli flakes
  11. Serve
Notes
Note For a quicker recipe, make our Peri-Peri oil beforehand, and then it becomes merely a matter of marinating the prawns before cooking

This recipe yields 4 portions as a starter or two as a main

Keywords: Peri - Peri prawns

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Piri Piri chicken made with Chillies in Portuguese cooking

Portuguese Peri Peri chicken