Shrimp Mozambique Recipe | New Bedford, MA

Filled with unique flavors and textures, Shrimp Mozambique is a dish that is easy to please everyone at your table. Hailing from Portugal and named for its former African colony, this spicy shrimp dish is a favorite among the locals in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where there is a large Portuguese immigrant population. Serve it with rice or French fries for an easy, yet memorable meal. The recipe calls for sazon, which is a spice blend that typically includes turmeric, cumin, and annatto. It can be found in the Latin foods section of many large grocery stores.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin if you have it
  • 1/2 Medium Onion Finely chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 2 lbs. Raw Shrimp Peeled and deveined, with tail on
  • 2 Envelopes Sazon with coriander and annatto
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 12 oz. bottle Beer Substitute Chicken Broth if needed
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice Fresh Squeezed
  • 1/8 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/8 Cup Hot Sauce Frank's Red Hot if you have it
  • 3 tbs Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, heat oil on medium heat. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes. Add garlic and shrimp and cook another minute.
  • Stir in seasonings, beer and lemon juice. Mix well then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered 15 minutes. Stir in ketchup, hot sauce and parsley. Serve with rice or French fries.


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12 Responses to “Shrimp Mozambique Recipe | New Bedford, MA”


November 28th, 2022

Cooking the shrimp with the garlic for a minute and then bringing it all to a boil, followed by a 15 minute simmer will result in mushy, overcooked shrimp.


Serena Bussell

June 18th, 2022

Someone commented that shrimp can’t be cooked 15 minutes. It can if they’re large/jumbo shrimp. I was a professional cook and also worked on a Gulf shrimp boat for several years. If you’re making an etoufee or a creole that sauce will protect your shrimp. Always add last and barely simmer. I really love this show and am enjoying it so much.



June 7th, 2022

Shrimp being cooked 15 minutes? No way that’s correct. They would be inedible.



    July 21st, 2022

    I agree, cook as instructed but add the shrimp at the end and cook them in the reduced sauce for a few minutes, tops.


noelle muchinsky

May 27th, 2022

Interesting show on New Bedford MA.
Have family on Cape Cod ft love Boston..
never experienced New Bedford or Fall River


Bob gomes

April 25th, 2022

Just Great!!!



February 25th, 2022

I wanted to try this the minute I saw it on the television show fantastic



December 26th, 2021

Why cant this be printable????????



December 15th, 2021

Can you please clarify “Envelopes SAZON with coriander and annatto”



    April 17th, 2022

    Sazon is a granular condiment that comes in pre-measured amounts in individual packets – like sugar or Stevia. You can buy it by the box in the Hispanic foods aisle of any grocery store.


joann deegan

December 13th, 2021




November 22nd, 2021

I made it with salmon I had on hand and it was UH-MAZING.


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