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Portuguese Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp Recipes are In Portugal often called "petiscos" Recipes. Shrimp or prawn dishes are usually enjoyed in Portugal with dry red wine or beer.

Our favourite Portuguese Shrimp Recipes are:

Shrimp Patties (Bolinhas de Camarao)

Prawn Bisque Quarteira Style (Ensopado de Camarao a moda da Quarteira)

Shrimp Toast (Tostas de Camarao)

Shrimp Patties (Bolinhas de Camarao)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 lb (1.2 Kg) of shrimp (boiled, de-veined and diced

  • 1 and 1/2 lb (1.2 Kg) of boiled and diced white potatos,

  • 1 medium chopped green pepper,

  • 1 chopped onion,

  • 4 eggs,

  • 1 cup of milk being 1/2 evaporated milk and 1/2 water,

  • salt and pepper to taste,

  • chopped parsley to taste,

  • 2 cups of flour.


  1. Mix shrimp, potatos, green pepper and onion.

  2. Beat the eggs and add them and the milk.

  3. Add salt, pepper and parsley and mix.

  4. Now add the flour until you can pick the mixture by the table spoon full and form it into little balls. Make sure it holds together when you drop it into some hot oil to fry.

  5. Fry a few at a time in vegetable oil and drain them on paper towels.

That`s it ! Enjoy one of the most common Portuguese Shrimp Recipes.


Prawn Bisque Quarteira Style (Ensopado de Camarao a moda da Quarteira)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 450g (1 lb) of prawns,

  • 100g (3 and 1/2 oz) of onions,

  • 250g (9 oz) of fresh tomatos,

  • 100g (3 and 1/2 oz) of butter,

  • 1 bunch of parsley, 60g (2 oz) of flour,

  • 3 small chalice of brandy (Macieira is a good choice),

  • 1 dl (3 and 1/2 oz) of cream,

  • 1 bay leaf, salt to taste,

  • pepper or piripiri (chili) to taste,

  • water, a

  •  sauce made from olive oil and chili,


  1. Wash the prawns.

  2. Put a deep pan on the flame.

  3. Place the prawns in the pan, cover them with water and cook.

  4. Take out the prawns when they are cooked and pass the cooking liquid through a fine strainer.

  5. Peel the onions and cut them up finely.

  6. Take the stems of the tomatos, scald the latter and then peel, de-seed and dice them.

  7. Wash the pan and put it again on the stove and then add the butter, onions, bay leaf and a bunch of parsley.

  8. Fry this mixture. Meanwhile, choose the prawns, placing the edible part on one side and the heads on the other.

  9. Add the flour to the pan, stir and cook for a few minutes without burning.

  10. Add the prawn heads, crush them in the brandy, set fire and let it blaze.

  11. Add the tomato and the liquid obtained by cooking the prawns. Cook.

  12. After everything is cooked, strain, using a fine colander.

  13. Add the cream, which should be highly consistent and part of the butter.

  14. Stir to obtain a very soft cream.

  15. Cut the edible part of the prawns in half and garnish the bisque with them.

  16. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

  17. The bisque can also be garnished with diced toast.

Shrimp Toast (Tostas de Camarao)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 lbs (700g) of fresh frozen shelled and deveined shrimp,

  • 6 oz (170g) of ground pork,

  • 1 table spoon of port wine,

  • 1 table spoon of soy sauce,

  • 1 tea spoon of salt,

  • 1/2 tea spoon of black pepper,

  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped green onions cornstarch,

  • 1 tea spoon of sesame oil,

  • 3 eggs,

  • 10 to 12 thin slices of white bread,

  • 1/3 cup of dry bread crumbs,

  • 1 cup of oil for frying.


  1. Soak shrimp in salt water and drain well.

  2. Chop finely and mix pork, Port wine, soy sauce, salt, pepper, green onions, 1/2 table spoons of cornstarch, sesame oil and one egg.

  3. Mix well by hand.

  4. Dredge each slice of bread in cornstarch and shake off excess.

  5. Spread shrimp and pork mixture generously over one side of each bread slice.

  6. Beat remaining eggs in a bowl.

  7. Brush egg over bread and filling. Sprinkle bread crumbs over filing.

  8. Cut bread slices into quarters diagonally.

  9. Heat oil in deep fryer to 375F (190C).

  10. Slidebread, filing side down into hot oil.

  11. Fry until golden, then turn to brown other side lightly. Drain on paper towel and serve hot.

  12. Simple but delicious shrimp recipe.

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