Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Indian Shrimp Curry

I can’t tell you the first time I had Indian food; all I know is that I really liked it. I also know that the late Mr. O-P was the one who introduced me to it when he took me to dinner at local restaurant, India’s Rasoi. Once I realized how flavorful it was, I would seek out Indian restaurants when we traveled. One of the best Indian restaurants I think I’ve ever been to was Shalimar in Dublin, Ireland. Another good one was The Curry Leaf in London where I had the most magnificent salmon.

 It’s hard to have Indian food these days without thinking of Jim, but I do soldier on, as you are aware from my recent posting of Coconut Curry Chicken.  This one is for shrimp lovers; I served it on top of turmeric rice. Delicious! 

Indian Shrimp Curry

2 T. olive oil

1 c. minced onion

1 red pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1½ t. ground turmeric

1 T. freshly grated ginger

1 t. ground cumin

1 t. smoked paprika

½ t. Kashmiri chilli powder

1 14.5-oz. can petite diced tomatoes

1 13.66-oz. can coconut milk

1 t. kosher salt

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 T. chopped fresh cilantro

1 T. chopped fresh Thai basil

 Heat oil in a 12” skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and pepper until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from heat and allow to cool slightly, about 2 minutes.

 Add garlic, turmeric, ginger, cumin, paprika, and chilli powder to onion and pepper in the skillet; stir over low heat to bloom spices, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, coconut milk, and salt. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, and then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

 Stir in shrimp, cilantro, and Thai basil; simmer until shrimp turns opaque, about 2-3 minutes.

 Garnish with chopped scallions.

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Marie Smith said...

Love Indian food. I use turmeric a lot!

Linda said...

I was introduced to Indian food in the early 1980s by a sweet Indian lady who cooked for my friend and me. Our eyes were bulging, and we reached for the water glass frequently, but we talked later about how addictive it was! Haven't tried a bit of it since then, but your dishes always look so tempting.

Gina said...

This looks like the perfect summer meal. I have some curry that I love to use on chicken - might need to try it on shrimp!