Welcome Portuguese food lovers!

Dear readers,

Welcome to my first blog……..Today I’ll share with you my favorite “Portuguese Spicy Shrimp” recipe.

I’ll wait for your comments…and share it only with those who are worthy! (just kidding).

Goodbye for now …..Tia Maria.


Todays Recipe

Portuguese Style Spicy Shrimp

2 pounds uncooked shrimp(30-40 size, unpeeled, defrosted )

1 small onion (minced)

3 tbsp Olive Oil

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 Chicken Bouillon cube

1/4 cup Vinho Verde or white wine

1/4 teas salt

1 tbsp corn starch

2-3 tbsp hot sauce or Tabasco(or more id you like it hot)

1/2 cup water.

In a large skillet sauté onions in olive oil onhigh heat for one minute until translucent.

2. Add the shrimp, cook them for one minuteand turn them over to cook the other side .

3. Add the paprika, salt, wine, & chicken cube.Cook for about two  minutes.

4. Make a slurry of the water and corn starch-(mix together in small cup until the cornstarchis dissolved) then stir into the shrimp.

5. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens and the shrimp are pink.

Do not over cook!

Serve in deep platter with Portuguese Bread on the side for dipping.*

Add more hot sauce or Tabasco, Or Jalapeno peppers,  if you like it really hot!


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5 Responses

  1. Steve Kaplan says:

    My name is Steve Kaplan, I’m recently retired and I’m in the process of compiling a book about breakfasts around the world. What I’m looking for, really, is great breakfasts that Americans, insulated as we are, might never have either come across or tasted. Something completely different than the usual American breakfast. So I’m gathering breakfasts from across the world. I’m hoping that these meals will be attached to a place, a great restaurant (not necessarily fancy or expensive) or, perhaps, something mama made that has stayed in the family. I’d like the name of the place that serves the breakfast and the recipe for it, as well.
    Honestly, I have NO idea of what folks in Portugal eat for breakfast, but I’m sure they have a number of breakfasts that we’ve never eaten here. So if you could put this request up on your blog — for Portuguese breakfasts or unusual (to the average American) breakfasts anywhere in the world, where that meal can be eaten, and how to make it (the recipe) — I’d be very grateful. Maybe you have a suggestion too.
    Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Many thanks for any help you can give me with this project,
    Steve Kaplan

    28 St. Albans St. N.
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    cell: 612-685-9111

  2. i always bookmark food blogs becuase i want to look at new recipes..’;

  3. i maintain at least three food blogs because i really love to eat and drink:”.

  4. Alvaro says:

    What’s Up! Just wanted to respond. I honestly enjoyed this blog. Keep up the great work.

  5. Tia Maria says:

    Thanks so much for the great comment! Keep cooking Portuguese!

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