• 217_Shrimp Mozambique


    4 tbsp. unsalted butter

    2 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact

    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

    1 tsp. ground annatto

    1 tsp. ground coriander

    1 tsp. ground cumin

    1 tsp. dried oregano

    12 oz. beer, preferably lager

    8 tbsp. hot sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot

    Chopped parsley, for garnish

    Lemon wedges, to serve

    Cooked rice, to serve (optional)


    Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Working in 2 batches, add shrimp and cook, turning once, until just pink, about 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl and set aside.

    Heat remaining butter in skillet. Add onions and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6 minutes. Stir in annatto, coriander, cumin, and oregano and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beer and bring to a boil; cook, until reduced by half, 8–10 minutes. Stir in hot sauce and cook until sauce is slightly thick, about 4 minutes.

    Add reserved shrimp and cook until warmed through, 2–3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges over rice, if you like.