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One Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Ensopado de Camarão)

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An One Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew made from sauteed vegetables and shrimp cooked in coconut milk in less than 30 minutes. The perfect dish for Lent, Easter, or a weeknight meal any time of the year!

Image of Brazilian shrimp stew in a bowl with a spoon of the side. A bottle of Clamato juice, a glass of a drink, and a wedge of lime are displayed on the table near the bowl of stew.

Traditional seafood dishes such as this Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Ensopado de Camarão in Portuguese) are must-haves at any Latin table on Easter — as well as during the season of Lent.

This is a dish perfect for bringing family and friends together! Perhaps you may be asking: “Why so?”

Well, Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world, which observes Lent — the 40-day period when one abstains from eating meat and poultry…

… starting at noon on Ash Wednesday and extending until Easter Sunday.

Our Ensopado de Camarão (Brazilian Shrimp Stew) is perfect for this occasion.

It is an one-pot dish originally made from sauteed fresh vegetables and shrimp simmered in coconut milk, broth, and tomato paste.

The word ensopado is a derivative of soup in Portuguese –which in this case denotes a stew with lots of sauce.

The reason why the sauce is so abundant is because the dish is traditionally served over white rice — which of course absorbs part of the sauce.

The stew is also great accompanied by a hard-crusted bread to mop up the savory sauce with.

Image displaying ingredients of Brazilian shrimp stew over a cutting board.

We are putting our own little twist on the dish, making it even more flavorful.

Instead of the vegetable broth, we are substituting Clamato® Tomato Cocktail, which is available in Walmart’s juice aisle.

Combined images of Clamato juice bottles on Walmart shelves.

Clamato® is a tomato cocktail juice bursting with freshness, which comes in various sizes — including the 64 fl. oz. that comes in handy to serve more people or to use in multiple recipes.

So yes, it can be enjoyed all by itself or incorporated into scrumptious cocktails and dishes such as our Brazilian shrimp stew. It really spices up parties and get-togethers with family and friends…

… And so that is why we are using Clamato in our stew, and also for preparing a refreshing Tomato Basil Caipirinha to pair with it…

… which calls for lime wedges muddled with sugar and then mixed with Clamato, cachaça (vodka or white rum), crushed ice, and fresh basil leaves. Cheers!

How to Make One Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew

To make our stew, heat vegetable oil in a large pot and add chopped onion and bell pepper.

Let cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.

Image showing process of sauteeing vegetables to prepare stew with a bottle of Clamato juice neat the pan.

Then, add diced fresh or canned tomatoes, letting cook for a couple of minutes, and transfer to the blender.

Add coconut milk, Clamato® Tomato Cocktail, tomato paste, and seasonings, and blend until smooth.

Image showing vegetables blended in a blender with additional vegetables and a bottle of Clamato juice near the blender.

Using the same pot, heat remaining vegetable oil and saute raw shrimp for about a couple of minutes and transfer to a plate.

Pour blended mixture into the pot and let simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Place shrimp into the pot and let cook for about 3 minutes.

Image of a pan containing sauteed shrimp -- with lime, vegetables, and Clamato juice near the pan.

Remove from the heat, adjust the seasonings, add lemon/lime juice, chopped cilantro or parsley, and serve while hot over white rice.

And there you have it– a dairy-free and gluten-free meal to please a crowd.

Overhead view of a bowl of Brazilian shrimp stew with silverware and 2 glasses of a drink near the bowl

See? Simple… yet so outrageously flavorful!!! I am telling ya, this dish will help you to make memories with your family and friends around the table.

For more info about Clamato and delicious recipes, please click here.

Now tell me, what are some of your favorite dishes and drinks to prepare during the Lent season?

TO PIN & ENJOY!

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One-Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew
An One-Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew made from sauteed vegetables and shrimp cooked in coconut milk in less than 30 minutes. The perfect dish for Lent, Easter, or a weeknight meal any time of the year!   
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Heat half of the oil in a large no stick pot over medium heat and then add chopped onion and bell pepper.
  2. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Do not let brown!
  3. Add diced tomatoes, letting cook for a couple of minutes, and transfer to a blender.
  4. Add the coconut milk, Clamato tomato cocktail, tomato paste, and seasonings. Blend until smooth.
  5. Using the same pot, heat remaining vegetable oil over medium-high heat and cook raw shrimp for about a couple of minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  6. Pour blended mixture into the pot, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium and let simmer uncovered for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Place shrimp into the pot and let cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat, adjust the seasonings, stir in lemon/lime juice,and chopped cilantro or parsley. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This Brazilian shrimp stew traditionally contains a lot of sauce -- this is why is recommended to serve it over white rice (which of course absorbs part of the sauce) or accompanied by hard-crusted bread to mop up the savory sauce with.

12 Responses to One Pot Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Ensopado de Camarão)

  1. 2pots2cook February 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Denise, I have bought two packages of frozen shrimps yesterday on my way back home planning our weekend lunches.This is just beautiful suggestion to use them. Thank you so much ! Will let you know how it came out !!!

    • 2pots2cook March 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

      Made the stew yesterday. We really enjoy it very much: keeper it is ! Thank you so much Denise. Looking forward for more discoveries at your place 🙂

      • Denise Browning March 4, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

        Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. My family loved it.

  2. Deb|EastofEdenCooking February 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    Shrimp is such a versatile protein for dinner. It’s quick to prepare and goes with so many different flavors. This one-pot shrimp stew sounds fabulous!

  3. Sugar et al. February 25, 2018 at 1:41 am #

    I can’t wait to make this. So inviting and delicious yet simple to put together. I’m a fan of your quick , amazing recipes.

    • Denise Browning February 25, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      Sonali, my friend, thank you! As one of many busy moms in the world, feed well a family cooking simple, quick recipes is a real goal for all of us.

  4. Gina by ginafordinfo February 25, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

    his is officially my new favorite way to do shrimp. It’s almost too simple to be so good. I wouldn’t change a single thing about this recipe (and I don’t say that very often, lol). The flavors are deep, rich and so satisfying. Served with garlic rice it made a wonderful dinner. A total keeper.

    • Denise Browning February 26, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      Hi, Gina! I am so glad that you enjoyed this dish. I love how saucy is and how way pairs with a simple rice or hard-crusted bread. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

  5. Natalie February 27, 2018 at 3:46 am #

    It’s like we can not cook without tomatoes in any kinds for almost our food xD
    Not a fan of rice but I’d like to us this stew with pasta, it will be good in any cases I bet!

    • Denise Browning February 28, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      Thank you Natalie! You can pair the stew with pasta, couscous, bread, quinoa, etc. instead of rice.

  6. Raymund February 27, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    This is the type of stew I love

  7. Karen (Back Road Journal) March 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this delicious sounding stew, it looks great.

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