Vatapá Paraense from Shrimp

Do you want to make a delicious vatapá with a very simple and easy recipe? Check out!

Vatapá Paraense from Shrimp

Recipe by Caion Alves


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For your vatapá to be very tasty, write down the necessary ingredients and follow the step-by-step preparation method.


  • 1 kg of salted shrimp (soak in water for 30 minutes along with the shrimp heads)

  • 2 liters of water that you will beat with your heads in the blender

  • 4 cups unbleached wheat flour

  • 2 cup of water

  • Bell pepper to taste

  • Garlic to taste

  • Onion to taste

  • Green smell to taste

  • Palm oil (I only used half of it)

  • 1 bottle of 200ml coconut milk

  • 1 level spoon of salt to taste


  • In a blender, add the shrimp heads;
  • Add water;
  • Beat well;
  • Pass the mixture through a strainer;
  • In a pan, add 1 strand of palm oil;
  • Add Garlic to taste;
  • Add 1 medium chopped onion;
  • Add half chopped bell pepper;
  • Sauté;
  • Add headless shrimp;
  • Add the broth from the head;
  • Let it boil;
  • Add a shallow spoon of salt;
  • Add green smell;
  • In a blender, add 4 cups of unleavened wheat flour (each cup has 200ml);
  • Add 2 cup water;
  • Beat well;
  • Add the mixture to the pan (little by little while mixing);
  • Add palm oil (I put half the glass);
  • Add 1 bottle of coconut milk;
  • Mix well;
  • Your Shrimp Vatapá Paraense is ready!

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