You’re probably thinking… “but Chris, you’ve already posted a curry shrimp recipe” . But I assure you that one bite and you’ll experience how different this one is. Spicy, creamy and well balanced with coconut milk. I’m not a huge fan of coconut in my curry dishes as you find in most Asian dishes, as I like to get the real taste of the curry. It was late one night when I got a bad craving for curry shrimp when half-way through cooking I decided to add the coconut cream as I’ve seen done in similar dishes. The result was a rich creamy sauce that went well with the brown rice I had already prepared.
The only problem was a sleepless night. The dish was just too heavy for the time of the night I was done and got around to eating.
- 1lb shrimp (peel and deveined)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (add more to your liking if necessary)
- 1 habanero pepper – including seeds (or you control how hot you want this to be)
- dash black pepper
- 2 tablespoon cilantro minced
- 2 cloves of garlic (sliced thin)
- 1 teaspoon green seasoning mix (optional)
- 1 small can coconut cream (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 med onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon curry powder (your choice)
Let’s season the shrimp with everything mentioned above, except the oil and coconut milk. Remember, to control the heat from the pepper you can remove the seeds and not use an entire pepper. I like this very spicy, so in goes an entire pepper. Mix everything together and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
In a medium saucepan (one with lid) heat the oil, then add the seasoned shrimp.
Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Then it’s time to add the coconut cream.
With the heat on high, cook for another 5 minutes or so (till the shrimp goes pink and curls in) with the pot’s lid off. This way you’ll allow for the curry sauce to thicken up a bit.
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