Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Moqueca de Camaroes)
Unfortunately, here in South Carolina, where I currently live, it’s still hitting 90 degrees for a daytime temp. In fact, it’s 86 now and the only reason it’s not higher is because it’s an overcast day!
The hot weather starts here in April (or even earlier) and continues until October. When I lived in New England, that sounded pretty awesome since the Summer is so short up there. The reality is that I’d kill for a crisp fall day in the 60′s, with temps dropping into the 40′s at night! It will happen, but it could be a few weeks for us still.
Meanwhile, I’m already making soups and stews, hot weather or not. One thing I love about soup recipes (or stews, chili’s, chowders or pretty much anything eaten out of a bowl) is that they are relatively easy to make low carb and gluten free, without sacrificing flavor or texture.
This velvety shrimp Moqueqa meets both criteria, and is the perfect recipe to transition from Summer into Fall with. It comforts you like you need when the weather cools down and you feel like nesting, but it also stimulates you with a fiery heat and tropical flavor that makes you wish you were eating it on some Bahian beach with a cold beer by your side and your toes jammed into the sand.
Skeptical that you can get all of that from a bowl of soup? Taste it for yourself and you’ll find out what I’m talking about!
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