Vatapá is a thick, very rich tasting Brazilian sauce based on puréed shrimp.
The ingredients are dried shrimp, onion, dende oil, peanuts, coconut milk, plus spices and seasonings. It is thickened with bread.
You can use Vatapá as a sauce on top of rice, or as a filling for acarajes, or a condiment to top a bowl of stew with.
It is thick enough to be used as a paste.