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This traditional Blender Brazilian Shrimp Pie recipe is simple, healthy and most importantly delicious. You won’t believe how easy is to make the dough!
I am getting to the end of my pregnancy and all I want to eat is Brazilian food. I don’t know if it is weird or not, but I’ve been eating lots of rice and my beans in a pressure cooker because they are the most popular food we eat down there and my favorite too. I normally don’t make as much Brazilian food as I wish, since it is not so easy to find all the ingredients here in Canada, but I am trying to cook Brazilian recipes that are easy to make.Also, now it is getting colder and colder so all I am craving is comforting meals. I don’t know about you, but for me pies are a comfort food, don’t you think? In my home country of Brazil, chicken and shrimp pies are very popular and we eat it with a delicious green salad for lunch or dinner. I think these types of pies are very popular because the dough is extremely easy to make. You just have to blend all the ingredients in a blender. How easy is that? And for the filling you can make it with whatever you have in the fridge like red peppers, green onions, broccolis, carrots and so on. You can also change the recipe using tuna and salmon instead of chicken or shrimp!
Now I have to talk about the substitutions I used to make this recipe healthier. The traditional recipe calls for cow milk and as we all know this type of milk is full of fat (not the good one). So, I choose to use almond milk because it is loaded with healthy fats and Omega 3. This shrimp pie also calls for vegetal oil, but again I replaced it for coconut oil. I love the flavor of it and also this is the type of fat that we need for our bodies. I didn’t use whole wheat flour because I didn’t have it at the moment, but I know that this pie will work well if you replace white flour for whole wheat flour.
But of course guys you can use cow milk and vegetal oil in this recipe and it will be delicious anyway. Choose what you think it is the best for you and enjoy this recipe because at the end of the day what really matters is that you are eating homemade food and not something that is processed. I hope you really enjoy this traditional Brazilian shrimp pie recipe and let me know what you think. Thanks a lot.
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- For the filling:
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- ½ onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tomato peeled and seeded, chopped
- 2 cups medium-sized shrimp, peeled
- 1 cup green peas fresh or canned
- 1 cup canned corn
- Salt and pepper
- For the dough:
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¾ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- To prepare the filling:
- In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook until they are golden.
- Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add tomatoes; cook for about 5 minutes.
- Then, it is time to add shrimps and cook for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook shrimps or they will get tough.
- Add green peas and corn and stir everything well. Cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper
- Set it aside.
- For the dough:
- Add the coconut milk, coconut oil (melted) and eggs in a blender and beat them very well.
- On low speed, gradually add the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Pour half of the dough batter into a greased baking pan and then add the filling.
- Pour rest of the dough on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until golden.
- Serve with a delicious green salad.
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