Gambas Mozambique

It’s been much too long since I’ve shared a Sunday dinner (a certain toddler might have a little something to do with it ;-)), but I think it might be time to get back in the habit. This dinner was inspired by a dish we had at one of our favorite DC restaurants, Compass Rose. The menu features a wonderful variety of street food dishes from all over the world and this one has been something that we order time and again. So the other day we thought, hey, why don’t we look this up and give it a shot ourselves? We were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t at all hard to execute. Easy enough for weeknight dinners, even. Serve it over a bed of quinoa and, boom! you’ve got a beautiful meal! Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do!

1 lbs shrimp (we’ve heard “head on” recommended, but did head off for ease of use)
1 onion, minced
1 tablespoon vinegar-based hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup full-bodied beer
1 packet sazon goya con azafran

Gambas Mozambique

In a bowl, mix the chopped garlic, hot sauce sauce, packet of sazon goya, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the olive oil, half of the butter, and onion to a frying pan and cook until soft (4-5 minutes) over medium heat. Add the contents of the bowl to the pan, stir, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the beer, bring to boil and reduce for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and the rest of the butter. Cook over medium heat until the shrimp are done.

Serve the shrimp and sauce over a bed of quinoa (or rice) and enjoy!

recipe adapted from Easy Portuguese Recipes

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12 comments

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OMG! This looks so yummy!!! <3

xoxo,
SHAIRA
http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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Sounds good !

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Okay this looks so good! I want to come to your house for dinner!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

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Ahh this looks so yummy! Definitely want to try it!

Liz
http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

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Ooooh, this looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Amber – amberelb.com

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This looks so delicious.

Nina’s Style Blog

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This looks absolutely delish, girl! I’ve saved it for later, I’ll definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

XO,

Jalisa
http://www.thestylecontour.com

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yummm I’ll take a plate or two!

XoXo,

Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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looks so good!

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That looks delicious!

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This recipe was awesome! I made this for dinner last night, subbing rice for quinoa (at the insistence of the partner) and the coriander and achiote Goya spice blend (we have limited grocery options here in the mountains. I’ll have to look for the saffron version next time I’m on the road). Clearly, I have been lurking through your posts, and I love the blog. 🙂 Always looking for new flavors, so thank you for sharing!

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Omigosh that means the world to me Adrienne! Actually you’re reminding me I need to make this one again for the fam. Hit me up if you ever make it over towards the DC area!

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