A Taste of Brazil – Shrimp Stuffed Pumpkin (Camarão na Moranga)


One of the most delicious dishes of the Brazilian cuisine.

1 medium pumpkin
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimps, peeled and deveined
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cream cheese
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon wheat flour
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Wash and scrub the pumpkin well. Cut the top off to a cover shape; remove all the seeds. Wrap the pumpkin with aluminum foil; place in a baking pan and put it in preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook it until when you stick a toothpick in and it is soft. Set aside.

Season shrimps with salt and minced garlic. In a saucepan heat olive oil, sauté onion until transparent. Add tomato sauce and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in flour dissolved in the milk. Add shrimps and cook for around 7 minutes. Add whipping cream and parsley. Correct the salt if necessary and season with pepper.

Distribute the cream cheese with a spoon into the pumpkin, then pour the shrimp cream inside it. Sprinkle a handful of  Parmesan cheese on top.

Bring the pumpkin back to oven (wrapped with aluminum foil to avoid that the skin of the pumpkin gets scorched). Bake it at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Serve it with rice.


3 responses to “A Taste of Brazil – Shrimp Stuffed Pumpkin (Camarão na Moranga)

  1. God I am already taking in the fragrance of this! I must find a small pumpkin, though, I know I can eat it all in one sitting.

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  3. Greengeeta

    this came out great!! you have to leave the pumpkin in the oven for a long time before adding the stuff.Thank you!

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