The biggest PUNCH of flavor you can do to any dish, is to rock it Masala style! We’ve done fiery geera shrimp, curry shrimp with potato and curry shrimp in the past, however this version is my ultimate favorite. Quick seasoning, develop that rich masala base and quickly cook the shrimp in the deliciousness.
2 lbs medium shrimp (cleaned)
2 tablespoon Caribbean Green Seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon olive oil (divided)
1 medium onion (diced)
2 medium tomatoes (chopped fine)
2 scallions (chopped)
6-8 cloves garlic (diced fine)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
3/4 tablespoon cumin seeds (geera)
1 tablespoon Anchar masala
4-6 wiri wiri peppers
2 tablespoon chopped Shado beni (culantro)
Important! If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.. Especially the curry powder you use. The Anchar masala can be found at your local West Indian market or feel free to use roasted cumin powder if you cannot source it. The Wiri Wiri peppers came from my garden via my freezer. Use as much of any spicy pepper you like or can source.
Season cleaned shrimp (shell removed, deveined and washed with the juice of a lemon or lime and cool water – drained) with black pepper, salt, Caribbean green seasoning and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir well.
I enjoy cooking curry type dishes outdoors, so I employed the use of my propane stove in the back yard. However, on a wood fire you’ll get exceptional flavors (or you can certainly cook on your stove-top indoors). In a heavy pan on a medium heat, add the remaining oil, then the onion and garlic and set you heat on low for 1-2 minutes. Then add the geera seeds (cumin) and stir well (heat still on low), followed by your fav curry powder. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then add the water and bring to a boil on a high flame.
Add the finely diced tomato and scallion. Two minutes later add the Anchar Masala and stir it well. Now and add the Wiri Wiri peppers (whole). And allow this masala gravy to cook down.
After all the liquid is burned off and you start seeing the oil we started with as you stir (it will be thick), it’s then time to add the seasoned shrimp to the pot and stir well to coat.
Remember that you are to avoid breaking the peppers or you will release the beast (heat).
On the high heat the shrimp will fully cook in 3-4 minutes. Top with the chopped Shado beni aka culantro (or use chopped cilantro if you cannot get Shadon Beni) and enjoy.
An incredible way to prepare and cook shrimp packed with bold flavors. Break a couple of the peppers and make this spicy. Sanctification on a different level for pepper heads.