Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Shrimp Curry #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

I love spicy foods but they don't love me. One spicy food I can eat, however, is curry. I think that's because it's savory-spicy and not hot pepper-spicy. Peppers and I are NOT friends.

Speaking of friends, a friend of mine turned me on to a bottled curry sauce from Sur La Table. It's a coconut curry sauce "starter."  We served it with lots of condiments for our little Oscar party. Six of us, betting on the winners. It was a hit. And it's gluten-free.

But I do love making things from scratch, so I set out the next week to figure this out for myself. I found a recipe online and tweaked until I made it just the way I liked it.

The addition of coconut milk was new to me and I have to say, when I opened it, I sort of gagged. When I realized that I had to stir it and then it became milk, I relaxed a bit. LOL

This has lots of ingredients, but so many are spices, it really was easy to make. Also, I don't eat starches at night. It's a thing. I feel better if I don't, but I bet this would be delicious on a bed of white rice. It's up to you. Enjoy.


2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 sweet onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry, more if desired
1 pound cooked and peeled shrimp, tails removed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Cooked white rice, if desired

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chopped onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the onions to cool slightly.

Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric, paprika, and chili powder to the onions.  Cook over low heat for two minutes.

Pour the tomatoes into the skillet and stir. Now add the coconut milk.  As mentioned above, coconut milk in a can is weird looking. Very solid at the top. The “liquid” is beneath that congealed white-ness.  Just pour it out and stir or pour into a bowl and stir if you're iffy about it.  Season with salt.

Simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and parsley and cook another minute, to heat the shrimp all the way through.

Serve over rice, if desired.

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Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour.

As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked.

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  1. I love curry and am always looking for new recipes for it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The addition of coconut milk to a curry is terrific. It doesn't make the dish scream "COCONUT!", but gives a lovely background creamy taste.