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Carnaval! Mardi Gras! Par-TEE! Every year we are tempted to attend some kind of wild celebration in February. What's this all about? Well, Mardi Gras literally means "Fat Tuesday" and is the holiday that precedes Lent, a period of forty days during which Christians are supposed to abstain from meat and practice a mild fast. The idea is to go crazy on this day, because on Ash Wednesday (also known in certain circles as The Day After), you have to start fasting. It's the pigging out before the diet; the binge before the purge, if you will. Carnaval literally means that all pleasures of the flesh are acceptable. Celebrate in style with this delicacy from the north of Brazil.

2.5 pounds of shrimp (peeled, decapitated, and de-veined)
12 ripe tomatoes (peeled and de-seeded)
6 medium size onions (in rings)
2 cups coconut milk
8 tablespoons of olive oil
6 tablespoons of palm oil
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup freshly minced cilantro
1 cup water
salt

Place the vinegar and water in a saucepan with some salt. Bring this mixture to a boil. When it is boiling, turn off the heat and throw in the shrimp and allow them to sit for a couple of minutes. Drain and set shrimp aside.

To peel the tomatoes, make two superficial incisions all the way around each tomato perpendicular to one another. Toss them into a large pan of boiling water for about 10 seconds, remove, and dunk into ice water. The peels should come off easily and then you can cut and wash the seeds away. Cut the tomatoes into eighths and set aside.

Using the pan you used to boil the water for the tomatoes, add the olive and palm oils and heat on medium. Add the onions and allow them to cook until caramelized. Next, add the tomatoes and let them cook for about five minutes or until they start releasing steam. Add the cilantro, mix well and then pour in the coconut milk. When this mixture reaches a boil, toss in the shrimp, mix well, and bring to a boil again.

Serves 6 party animals over rice.

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