Can you spare a few minutes to hear about shrimp curry? In the spirit of food evangelism I want to share a fantastic recipe with you, my friends and fellow eaters of food. It’s easy to prepare yet it tastes like something you’d find on the menu in a gourmet restaurant. Honest, it’s really, really good.
Here’s how to make the world’s best shrimp curry:
One pound of cooked and peeled shrimp. Don’t be chintzy; buy the big ones, the ones that cost one dollar each. Trust me, they’re worth it. Don’t forget to remove the tails!
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 sweet onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, chopped (I detest peeling and chopping garlic, but you gotta do what you gotta do, am I right?)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons ground tumeric (Add more if you want. I do. I love how tumeric gives a smoky, subtle flavor to food)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 tablespoon curry powder (Or more than 1 tablespoon, Buy the good stuff. Really pile it on. Curry powder is magical)
1 (14.5-oz.) can chopped tomatoes (I use the kind with peppers added)
1 (14-oz.) can coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro (Only if you like cilantro. If you think it tastes like soap, as some people do, bypass it)
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the onion until it’s translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a couple of minutes. Add spices and stir over low heat. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk. Add salt and pepper. Stir in the shrimp and cilantro. Cook 1 minute before serving over jasmine rice or basmati rice, or whatever kind of rice you like.
Enjoy! The original version of this recipe comes from Allrecipes.com
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