Portuguese Cataplana de Marisco Recipe
|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||35 min|
|Ready In||55 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Cataplana de marisco is a traditional Portuguese seafood dish that is typically prepared in a special copper cooking pot called a cataplana. The dish is made by sautéing onions, garlic, and tomatoes in olive oil and then adding a variety of seafood such as clams, mussels, shrimp, squid, and sometimes fish. The ingredients are then simmered together in a flavorful broth made with white wine, herbs, and spices.
The cataplana cooking pot is then sealed with a tight-fitting lid and cooked over low heat, which allows the seafood to cook in its own juices and flavors. The resulting dish is a delicious and fragrant seafood stew that is typically served with crusty bread or rice.
Cataplana de marisco is a popular dish in many coastal regions of Portugal, especially in the Algarve, where it originated. It is often served as a special occasion dish, such as during festivals or family gatherings.
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- Arrange and cut the fish into pieces, add to a bowl and season with the lemon juice, the white wine, salt, and pepper and let it marinate for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel and cut the onions into slices and chop the garlic.
- Wash the tomatoes and cut them into slices.
- Wash, clean the seeds and cut the green pepper into strips.
- Wash and peel the potatoes and cut them into slices.
- In the cataplana, place the onion, garlic, tomato, pepper, potatoes, drained fish, also add the mussels, clams, thawed shrimp and bay leaf, drizzle with the marinade over everything and then drizzle with the Worcestershire sauce and olive oil.
- Place the cataplana over medium heat, cover it and simmer for about 35 minutes, lightly shaking the cataplana from time to time.
- Make sure everything is well cooked, remove from the heat and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Recipe Credit: receitasdeportugal.com
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