Cod ‘à Brás’ with shrimp

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 55m
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One of the traditional recipes most appreciated in Portugal is cod à Brás, we suggest a different version with shrimp! See our recipe and how to prepare it! Bon appetit!!

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  • 700 grams (1 1/2 pounds) desalted cod
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small onion to cook the shrimp
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) shrimp
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 750 grams (1 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Put the cod in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, drain the cod with a skimmer and let cool slightly. Remove the skin and bones and flake the cod with a fork; set aside.

    Step 2

    1. In another saucepan with water and a small onion, cook the shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat, let cool and peel the shrimp. Cut them into pieces, season with lemon juice and set aside.

    Step 3

    1. Peel, wash the potatoes and cut them into thin sticks. Season with some salt and fry in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, put them on a plate with absorbent paper; set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Put the olive oil, chopped garlic and the chopped onion in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn golden brown. Add the flaked cod and the shrimp and season with some pepper. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes and mix gently with a spoon. Remove briefly the pan from heat and pour the beaten egg. Mix well and put the pan back over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

    1. Turn off the heat and add the egg yolk and the chopped parsley. Mix gently and serve.

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Cod ‘à Brás’ with shrimp

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 548

Total Fat: 16 g(25%)

Saturated Fat: 3 g(14%)

Cholesterol: 321 mg(107%)

Sodium: 417 mg(17%)

Total Carbohydrate: 34 g(11%)

Protein: 65 g

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