Olympic Food Challenge no 18 São Tomé and Príncipe- Prawn Caril

São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island in the Gulf of Guinea off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

It consists of two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe. With a population of 163,000 (2010), São Tomé and Príncipe is the second-smallest African country

With the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe being heavily influenced by Portuguese food, I thought it would be a good chance to try out another curry.

I found a recipe for a simple Caril which is the name for curries in São Tomé and Príncipe. After two weeks of rich and indulgent food the words simple was music to my ears.

I used prawn as seafood is extremely popular on both islands and cook within minutes. The Caril is made by frying off a finely chopped onion, three chopped cloves of garlic, two teaspoon of chili powder and a tin of tomatoes.

When the veg have softened, add a tin of tomatoes, Chili powder and then the prawns. Its as simple as that.

Unlike last time time I dabbled in Portuguese cuisine this dish had the right amount of heat to it. Another dish that we will be doing again.

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