Vatapa (Brazilian Shrimp and Fish Coconut Stew)

    Transport yourself to summer nights with vatapa, a popular Brazilian seafood stew made with shrimp, fish fillets, coconut milk, and dende oil. 

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    1
    cup
    dried shrimp
    1/4
    cup
    dende or olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
    2
    Spanish onions, small dice
    2
    cloves
    garlic, chopped
    1
    fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
    1
    cup
    cashew nuts, finely chopped
    1
    cup
    blanched almonds, finely chopped
    1
    cup
    fish stock or clam juice
    3
    cups
    coconut milk
    1
    8-10 ounce sea bass fillet
    1
    pound
    medium-size shrimp, shelled and deveined
    1/4
    cup
    Chopped Cilantro
    Directions
    Step 1
    Soak the dried shrimp in warm water, for 10 minutes. Drain the shrimp, puree them in food processor or blender, and set aside.
    Step 2
    Heat the 1/4 cup of dende oil or olive oil in an IMUSA sauté pan and sauté the onions, garlic, jalapeno, cashews, almonds, and pureed dried shrimp for 10 minutes. Add the fish stock and coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
    Step 3
    Add the sea bass and poach it in the sauce for about 12 minutes until the fish is flaky. Add the raw shrimp and cilantro cook for another 4 minutes.
    Step 4
    Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon dende oil and serve with white rice.

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    60 mins
    Prep Time: 
    20 mins
    Cook Time: 
    40 mins
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