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Cosa-Cosa Camarão (Hot-Hot Prawns)

A wonderful fiery main dish that is perfect for summer
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Angola
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
resting time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 -2 lbs. About 36 large prawns or shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 6 Tablespoons Peri-Peri Sauce
  • 12 Wooden skewers soaked in water so they don't burn
  • For the Sauce
  • 4 to 8 fresh hot chilies. Please note that you will likely not find Peri-Peri chilies in the states other than dried. You can substitute Thai bird red jalapeno, arbol, cayenne or tabasco.
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup to 1 cup olive oil depending on how thick or thin you want the sauce.


  • For the Sauce: Coarsely chop the peppers and discard stems, taking care to use gloves when handling the very hot peppers.
  • Place the chilies, their seeds, the garlic, lemon juice and salt plus the desired amount of oil into a food processor. Puree the mixture and place into a glass jar and let flavors meld for several days.
  • The sauce should keep for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.
  • For the prawns/shrimp:
  • Toss the peeled and deveined prawns/shrimp into a bowl with the sea salt and set aside for 45 minutes.
  • Put the wooden skewers to soak in water. (So they will not burn on the grill).
  • When the prawns/shrimp are done marinating, toss them with the lime juice.
  • Put 3-4 prawns/shrimp on the skewer
  • Brush the prawns/shrimp with the peri-peri sauce, reserving some for dipping.
  • Grill the prawns/shrimp on a medium high heat for just a couple of minutes per side until they turn pink. Do not overcook.
  • Serve immediately with the reserved peri-peri sauce for dipping.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg