Bahian Shrimp Molds Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 2 pounds fresh shrimps, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup dende (palm), peanut, or corn oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 4 small tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • Corn meal
  • Butter
How to cook Bahian Shrimp Molds:
  • Make a refogado* of the oil, onion, salt, peppers, and tomatoes, and add the shrimp.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, add coconut milk, and continue cooking as you sift in a little corn meal enough to give a thick, creamy consistency. Stir constantly while cooking.
  • Pour into individual buttered molds, put them in a pan with 1 inch of hot water, and bake for 1/2 hour in hot oven (400°F / 200°C).
  • Serve the Bahian Shrimp Molds hot.


The Bahian Shrimp Molds recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Brazilian name for this recipe is Camarao Baiano.


Bahia is one of the 26 states of Brazil, and is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Atlantic coast.
*Refogado is to Brazilian food what sofrito is to Spanish food - a cooked-down aromatic of onions and other tasty things.

This recipe for Bahian Shrimp Molds serves/makes: 6

The Bahian Shrimp Molds recipe is adopted from The Book of Latin American Cooking 1994.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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