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A Portuguese dish to die for, for seafood lovers everywhere.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Seafood Rice Recipe

Portuguese Seafood Rice Recipe

Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Aug 16, 2016
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1 onion3 cloves of garlic1 bay Leaf2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 ripe tomato3 tablespoons of instant cream of seafood powder1/4 red hot chilli pepper without seeds (or hot sauce to taste)CorianderSaltOlive oil2 1/2 cups rice1 kg of varied seafood (shrimp, mussels, clams)

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  • Heat up a pot with 2 L of water seasoned with salt to a boil.
  • Boil shrimps with shell for about 3 minutes, keep the water.
  • Devein the shrimp (keep a few with shell for garnish) and add the shells and heads to the cooking water.
  • Boil a few minutes and filter, discarding the shells and heads.
  • Dissolve the cream of seafood powder in the  shrimp broth and put aside.
  • Braise the onions and minced garlic in olive oil until soft.
  • Join the bay leaf, the tomatoes without the seeds, the tomato sauce and the chilli pepper. Let it simmer a while.
  • Add 10 cups of broth, seasoning and let it boil.
  • Add the rice, bring to a boil, lower the heat and let it boil for 10/15 minutes until almost cooked.
  • Meanwhile, cook the clams and mussels in 2 pots with 1 tablespoon of water and remove from the heat when they open, discard the ones that don't open.
  • Add the shrimp, clams and mussels to the rice and let it cook another 5/10 minutes at medium heat. Add more broth if necessary.
  • Garnish with the shelled shrimp and corriander and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: facebook.com/sesimbracultural
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