In my HomeState in Brazil, Bahia, the African slaves brought not only the beautiful sound of the drums and the melancholic banzo rhythm to show how much they were missing Africa, but also the rich, spicy cuisine. History tells that slaves would gather in the senzalas and cook a version of their ancestors dishes with spices and ingredients they could find in the new world!
Portuguese Plantation owners would smell that powerful inebriating combination of spices, herbs and pure genius and invited the slaves to slowly introduce some of those dishes in their own homes! The Baian Cuisine was born! An infusion of Portuguese, African and Indian traditions, resulting in a feast to the senses!
Today I am sharing Ensopado! The name comes from sopa (stew, soup), because the shrimp is cooked in a stew like broth!
Let’s get started:
1 diced onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 diced tomato
Salt, pepper to taste
2 pounds of raw shrimp deveined and tail off
2 tbsp of Olive Oil
2 tbsp of Coconut Milk
Chopped cilantro to garnish
Sautee onion, garlic until soft, add tomato and cook until a light broth comes out of it.
Add shrimp, salt, pepper and cook until shrimp is light pink.
Add coconut milk and cook for 5 more minutes until shrimp is fully cooked, add chopped cilantro to garnish.
Serve over white rice.
I hope you enjoy this recipe which has been passed down through 4 generations in my family is a pillar of the Baian Cuisine Foundation! Give me a Trendy Shout if you try it? I would love to know if you like it!
Michelle Gwynn Jones
This sounds really good. I love making soup. And a soup based on shrimp – can’t get much better than that.
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As a shrimp lover, I must tell you… This looks amazing. I want some
My boys love shrimps! I can’t wait to make this for them.
All that shrimp would make my sons happy. I swear they could eat that alone and live happily the rest of their lives.
Now this looks like an awesome meal. My daughter would love all the extra protein without a lot of fat!
This is outstanding! I made this for dinner tonight and I’m so happy that I did. The flavor is out of this world.
Oh this would be so good. My husband is a huge fan of shrimp so I think anything I made with it, like this he’d love!
This looks great and I can bet it tastes even better! At first it looked like it didn’t have enough seasoning but then I saw the Coconut Milk in the Ingredients and and was sold 🙂
I’ve never tried this type of soup before but it looks tasty. I like things with a little kick!
Mama to 5 BLessings
I love shrimp! This looks like a great recipe that I would devour! Easy to make too!
I would make this in a split second. We LOVE seafood in our house
Sharing this with my girlfriend… Her hubby loves shrimp! Me.. I’m too scared to try due to seafood allergies in the family.
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
This looks amazing! I bet it smells even better 🙂
tiaras & tantrums
this looks delicious! My kiddos would totally eat this right up! My husband really loves shrimp too!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
My family would just gobble that up. I would have to make a double batch actually because they would be back for seconds & thirds.
This looks really good, lots of great flavors!
Hey that looks yummy. As my spouse loves shrimp, I would love for her to try this dish.
what a great soup, new to me but looks delicious