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Shrimp Mozambique Recipe

Our shrimp Mozambique recipe features the best ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes. Save it for a quick and easy meal you can make ahead of time or enjoy right now.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: how to make shrimp mozambique, shrimp mozambique, shrimp mozambique recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 oz onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 13 oz peeled shrimp from 26 oz whole shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Hunt’s tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp white wine
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 4 cups cooked medium-grain rice


  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tbsp butter. Once butter has melted, add in 2 oz chopped onion and 1 1/2 tbsp garlic, and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly caramelized.
    step 1: Sauté the aromatics.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add 13 oz peeled shrimp. Sear both sides for about 2 minutes (1 minute for each side) or until lightly browned.
    step 2: Sear the shrimp.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add 1 tbsp tomato paste along with salt and pepper (1/2 tsp each). Stir until the red paste is all liquefied.
    step 3: Add tomato paste, salt, pepper, and turn down the heat.
  • Add 6 tbsp white wine and scrape the pan with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula to deglaze. Wait until the wine is reduced by half.
    step 4: Deglaze the pan with white wine.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp Sriracha, 1/2 tsp saffron, and 1 tsp all-purpose flour. Stir for 30 seconds, then add 1/4 cup chicken broth. Whisk the flour lumps until everything dissolves, and let everything simmer for 2 minutes or until the sauce reaches your desired consistency, then remove from heat.
    step 5: Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp parsley (or more, to your preference) and enjoy with 4 cups cooked rice.
    step 6: Add parsley and serve with rice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 312mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 5mg