A classic from the shores of Guinea Bissau to the Casamance river, tempra is somewhat reminiscent of a Peruvian ceviche, the major difference being that here we grill the shrimp or oysters before marinating them in the lemon mixture.
- 2 pounds prawns, halved lengthwise
- 1/4 cup peanut oil, plus 2 tablespoons
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 red onion, finely julienned
- 2 firm ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 habanero pepper, finely chopped
1. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over high heat. Rub the prawns with about 2 tablespoons oil, and the salt and pepper. Grill until tender and just cooked through.
2. Place the onions and tomatoes in a salad bowl along with remaining 1/4 cup peanut oil, the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and habanero. Add the grilled shrimp and combine. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve at room temperature.Back to all recipesBack to top of page
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