Video: How to Make Ecuadorian Encocado de Camaron (Shrimp in Coconut Sauce) at home

Encocado de camaron (shrimp in coconut sauce)

Encocado de Camaron is a delicious dish from the coast of Ecuador and Colombia. I discovered this meal when I was travelling through Latin America a few years ago. After months of eating rice and beans, I decited to try something different when I was in Canoa, Ecuador and immediately fell in love with this dish. I basically ate it every day for the next two weeks and just couldn’t get enough. Once I returned back home to Switzerland, I really wanted to try making it myself but I had a hard time finding the ingredient achiote, which gives it the yellow colour. Therefore I decided to improvise and do it my own way – 3rd Culture Kid style!



1 onion

2 garlic cloves

vegetable oil

1 small tomato

2 bell pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin


coconut milk


fresh cilantro


salt and pepper

Enjoy and make sure to leave a comment if you like it!

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