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                   Vatapa Fish Soup W/Coconut Milk-Part 1
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Christmas
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      Tablespoons   Dende Oil -- * See Note
                         -- or safflower oil
    1      Large         onion -- finely chopped
    3      Cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      Tablespoon    grated fresh ginger
    4      Small         jalapeno chiles -- stemmed
                         -- seeded/ finely chopped
    6                    plum tomatoes -- peeled
                         -- seeded/ coarsely chopped
                         Juice of 2 limes
      1/3  Cup           Dried Shrimp -- **
                         -- ground to a powder
      1/3  Cup           cashew or peanut butter
    2      Cups          chicken stock
                         -- homemade or canned
    2      Cups          coconut milk
      1/2  Bunch         cilantro -- leaves only
                         -- finely chopped
    1      Teaspoon      salt
    1      Dash          Tabasco -- or to taste
    2      Pounds        fish fillets
                         -- bones and skin removed
                         -- cut into 1 inch cubes
    1      Pound         large cooked shrimp
                         -- cut into 1/2 inch chunks
    6      Sprigs        cilantro -- (6 to 8)
                         -- for garnish (optional)
    2                    limes -- cut into wedges
 
 
     In a large stock pot, heat the dende oil over mediumlow
 heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chiles. Cook for
 about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the
 vegetables are well softened. Add the tomatoes, lime juice,
 ground shrimp, and cashew butter and stir together for 1
 minute more. Begin adding the chicken stock, 1/2 cup at a
 time, stirring all the time to keep the mixture smooth. Add
 the coconut milk, cilantro, salt, and Tabasco.
 
 
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