Mozambique is located on the east coast of Southern Africa and happens to share it’s shores with the Indian ocean. The country is high on list of seafood exporters so it is a given that they are readily available at local markets in abundance.
Today’s recipe as the title implies comprises a lot of seafood. If you are on a foodie journey in Mozambique, then you are allowed to gorge yourself on all species of seafood at least once.
This recipe is inspired by the strong influences the Portuguese had on Mozambique. You can vary the seafood ingredients or even add in some chicken to it, you can also cook the different variations from other countries influenced by Portuguese cooking.
So if you like to try new things like I do, whip up your cooking tools and let’s get to work!
Cooking Time: 150 minutes
Ingredients: 500g of rice
3 red peppers
500g of peas
600g of pork meat with no fats
1 big onion
1 kg of clams or mussels
500g King Prawns
3 bacon slices
12 soup spoons of olive oil
1 glass of dry white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
12 slices of smoked sausage
Cooking Methods: Measure the rice with a glass and rinse. Put in a pan with 1.5 glasses of water per glass of rice. Add the salt and pepper and boil it.
In another pan, put 5 soup spoons of olive oil and when it’s boiling add the dry rice. Stir for one minute and add the spiced boiling water.
When it’s boiling again, cover the pan and lower the heat. Wait for 20 minutes without stirring until it’s cooked.
In another pan, put the chopped onion, the sliced red pepper and 5 soup spoons of olive oil. Add the chopped pork, the dry white wine and spice with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
In a big pan, quickly fry the bacon and the smoked sausage. Add in this last pan all the ingredients you cooked before. Mix carefully so you do not smash the rice.
Adorn the rice with cooked crayfishes, prawns, clams and red pepper strips.
Recipe by Cook Guru