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Shrimp, Okra and Plantains with Rice and Gari Biscuits

Shrimp, Okra and Plantains with Rice and Gari Biscuits
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
40 min
YIELDS
4 servings
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Ingredients

½
cup cup water
1
cup 1 cup gari (fermented cassava flour)
1
cup 1 cup white flour
1
tsp 1 tsp baking powder
½
cup cup sugar
½
tsp tsp salt
¼
cup cup butter
Gari mixture
1 1
egg
½
cup cup 1% milk or soy milk
Cooking spray
1
Tbsp 1 tbsp peanut or canola oil
1 1
onion
1 ½
cup cups basmati rice
3
cup 3 cups water
1 1
ripe plantain
2 2
tomatoes
1
cup 1 cup spicy clamato or vegetable juice
1
tsp 1 tsp lime juice (optional)
2
cup 2 cups frozen or canned okra (10 oz or 300 g)
2
tsp 2 tbsp peanut butter (heaping)
1
lb(s) 1 lb or 450 g cooked peeled medium size shrimp
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400º F.

Step 2

Drizzle water over gari in a medium bowl; combine well, breaking up lumps with a fork or your hands. Set aside.

Step 3

Measure flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a second larger mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Step 4

Cut butter into the flour with a pastry blender or fork, until the entire mixture is consistent pebbles.

Step 5

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.

Step 6

Add gari mixture, egg and milk. Stir to combine from the centre out gradually taking in the dry ingredients as you stir.

Step 7

The batter should be quite stiff. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Step 8

Drop large tablespoons of batter onto cookie sheet. Set timer for 20 minutes.

Step 9

When the tops are just starting to brown, they’re ready. Remove from pan and cool on a rack.

Step 10

Heat oil in a large stove top pot at medium heat.

Step 11

Finely chop onion adding to pan as you cut.

Step 12

Stir until onions are translucent, sweet and light brown.Meanwhile…

Step 13

Combine rice and water in a large microwave safe pot with lid.

Step 14

Cook at high 10 minutes then medium 10 minutes.

Step 15

Peel plantain by making several slits through the skin, but not the plantain flesh, using a sharp knife the entire length of the plantain.

Step 16

Remove the skin and discard.

Step 17

Slice flesh into 1/2 “rounds adding to pot of onions as you cut.

Step 18

Chop tomatoes into chunks and add.

Step 19

Add spicy clamato juice, lime juice, okra and peanut butter.

Step 20

Simmer 20 minutes stirring from time to time.

Step 21

Add shrimp and stir until shrimp is heated through. Yuuummy!!

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