Shrimp Bread Pudding

Shrimp Bread Pudding is an amazing portuguese recipe. Mixes the best of the bread with shrimps, an amazing seafood dish, special for lunch.

Shrimp Bread Pudding Recipe, Alentejo, Portugal - Cooking Lisbon

The original recipe was from a Arabic dish. This is a typical dish from the South of Portugal, Alentejo region.

Preheat a earthenware pot. Boil shrimp in very salted water during one minute and reserve the water.

Shell shrimp and reserve in a mix of ice with salt, chili pepper and lemon juice.  Crush shrimps heads and boil in some of the water.

Sauté garlic and onion until onion is tender. Add cilantro and some of the cooking water and bring to a boil.

Strain water from cooking the shrimps heads and pour while  still boiling over the bread. let it absorb the water and then add to sauted onions.

Add shrimps, mix and season to taste.  Transfer to earthenware pot. Open eggs over bread pudding and mix well.

The mentioned recipe of Shrimp Bread Pudding is for four persons.

Ingredients of Shrimp Bread Pudding Recipe

4 garlic cloves minced;
4 cups cooking water from the shrimps;
4 eggs;
1 lb big shrimp;
1 small onion, minced;
1 bunched fresh cilantro chopped salt;
1/2 lb stale bread, thinly sliced;
1/2 cup of portuguese olive oil;
Ice, chili pepper and lemon juice

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