Are you looking for a protein-rich, flavor-packed meal and don’t have much time? Then, you’ve gotta try this! This coconut shrimp curry can be on your table in literally 15 mintures (if using cooked shrimp). It’s insanely delicious! What can be faster, easier and more delicious than seafood?! It cooks in a flash and is the go-to food for choice when we’re strapped for time. I must admit, although I enjoy white fish, I am not keen on shrimp, but this got me going too!! We all LOVED it though!
Less is more…
This coconut shrimp curry recipe demonstrates that you don’t need to go overboard with a lot of ingredients. Less is more here! A few ingredients give this recipe a burst of flavor and allow the shrimp to shine. I didn’t add red chillies because of the kids, but the heat does give this an added oomph that you may enjoy.
The shrimps are cooked in fragrant coconut cream with curry powder, turmeric, garlic and dressed up with rice and chopped cilantro. This is probably the easiest dish you’ll ever make! If you’re a curry fanatic like me, you won’t be disappointed! And well, if you love coconut…then its a double whammy!
Do pay attention to the label when purchasing shrimp. You want to avoid the ones that have been treated with salt or sodium. These varieties hold more water and thus increase the weight of the shrimp. Why would we want to pay for that extra water? What’s more is this type of treatment does impact the taste and texture of the shrimp.
Shrimp cooks fast, and you can shave even more time off, by choosing cooked shrimp. We usually have frozen shrimp in the freezer; cooked or uncooked..whichever is on sale. It becomes very handy when the kiddos want something fast and its a busy week night!
Venturing into videos…YAY!!!
I’m extra excited about this recipe as this is my first ever video. Woohoo!! Am glad I finally did it! But gotta tell ya, it’s heck of a lot of work. Am going to try and shoot them regularly and hope you enjoy them. Would love to hear what you think. And don’t forget to let me know what recipes you want me to try.
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 400 g shrimps, cooked
- 1/2 cup coriander, fresh
- 1-2 red chillies, if you fancy the heat
- 1-2 tsp lime juice, fresh
- Heat oil in large, nonstick saucepan over medium heat
- Add the sesame seeds and lightly brown
- Stir in the garlic
- Add the coconut cream, mix well and let it simmer for 1 minute
- Season with turmeric, curry powder, salt and let it simmer for 2 mins
- Add shrimps into the sauce, tossing to coat, and let it simmer for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened
- Sprinkle with coriander and a squeeze of lime juice
- Add finely chopped red chillies for heat, if desired
Shrimp is cooked in fragrant coconut cream with curry powder, turmeric, garlic and dressed up with rice and chopped cilantro.
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