Black Eye Pea Fritters With Sauce - {Acaraje Con Molho}

Black Eye Pea Fritters With Sauce - {Acaraje Con Molho}

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¼

    cup dried shrimp

  • Oil for frying

  • 2

    cups cooked black-eyed peas

  • 1

    Spanish onion chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped garlic

  • ¼

    cup chopped cilantro

  • Dende oil to taste

  • MOLHO DE CARAJE:

  • 1

    yellow onion chopped

  • ½

    teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped red jalapeño

  • 3

    tablespoons dende oil

  • ½

    cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼

    cup chopped parsley

  • Salt to taste

Directions

Soak dried shrimp in water for 30 minutes. Preheat 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan to 375 degrees. Rub the skins off the black-eyed peas. Drain the shrimp and place in food processor with the onion, peas, garlic, and cilantro. Drizzle in dende oil, to taste. Using a teaspoon, carefully drop the pea mixture into the oil, frying them until golden brown. Serve with the Molho de Caraje. Molho de Caraje: Put the first 4 ingredients in a food processor and puree lightly. In a hot saute pan, cook this mixture for 3 minutes. Deglaze with lime juice, add parsley and season with salt, to taste. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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