Main Course


shrimp with catupiry cheese


  • 1 lb. medium or large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp. salt and black pepper
  • Lime juice (you can use 1 or 2 limes)
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes peeled, seeded and diced fresh tomato
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups Catupiry cheese (you can use cream cheese , table cream or whipped cream)
  • 6 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3cup chopped parsley
  • Oregano



Step 1 – Season the shrimp with the salt, lime juice, olive oil and garlic. Reserve for 30 minutes.

Step 2 – In a large, heavy saucepan, add oil, onion, garlic , chopped tomatoes and stir during 2 minutes. After add tomato sauce.

Step 3 – Place the shrimp with all the juice from the marinade. Add cilantro. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, adding up to 1/2 cup boiling water if necessary to avoid drying out. Your sauce needs to be very consistent.

Step 4 – Turn off the heat. Add the “catupiry”cheese, and stir until the cheese melts into the cooked marinade shrimp. Remove from the saucepan to a platter that you can use to heat.

Step 5 – Preheat the oven to moderate (175° C ; 350° F), place to bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese gratins. After the cheese is completely melted and browned, you can sprinkle some big shrimp cooked, parsley and oregano on top and serve.

  • Catupiry is a brand of cheese , not a type of cheese. Brazilians have a full of recipes with catupiry (meet, chicken with catupiry).
  • Catupiry is a smooth cream cheese with a flavor that recalls Brie or Camembert.

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