How to Cook Vatapá /Shrimp filling for Acarajé

How to Cook Vatapá /Shrimp filling for Acarajé


Vatapá /Shrimp filling for Acarajé


500g of fresh shrimp

1 medium onion chopped

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 tomato chopped

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 tablespoons of olive oil

¼ to ½ cup of coconut milk

2 tablespoons of plain flour

Juice of 1 lime

3 tablespoons of coriander chopped

5 spring onions chopped

1 chili pepper chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil to hot and fry the chopped garlic, onion and tomato for 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, vegetable oil, chili (including the seeds to give this dish a bit of a kick), coconut milk and lime juice and cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste.

Add the flour and mix until the mixture thickens and lower the heat and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Lastly, add the coriander and spring onions and mix into the mixture well. Take off the heat.

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