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Monday, August 3, 2015

RECIPES - Goan-style Curry With Shrimp,Tomatoes And Coconut

This is a very good approximation of a Goan shrimp curry but nowhere near as hot and spicy.  Goan curries are fiery and the hottest by far on the subcontinent.  The combination of shrimp, tomatoes, and coconut is a classic.

Goan curry


Goan-style Curry with Shrimp

* 1 1/2 lb. medium unpeeled shrimp

* 1/2 can San Marzano tomatoes

* 3/4 cup coconut milk

* 5-10 leaves fresh basil, chopped

* 1 Tbsp. sugar

* 5 cloves garlic, chopped

* 3 Tbsp. olive oil

* 2 Tbsp.(approx.) Madras curry powder

* 5 shakes hot red pepper flakes

- Place the shrimp in a steamer and steam until done (10-15 min.)

- Remove, let cool, then peel, reserving steaming liquid and shrimp

- Put the peels in the liquid and boil over medium heat until liquid reduced by half

- Remove the shells and discard

- Sautee the garlic in olive oil until very lightly browned (5-10 min)

- Turn down heat, add the curry powder, basil, pepper flakes, and shrimp liquid.

- Stir,  and cook over low heat for 5 min

- Add the tomatoes, sugar, and coconut milk, stir well

- Simmer for about 1 hr. stirring occasionally until liquid reduced by half

- Add the shrimp, heat the mixture and serve over rice

- Add a few grindings of black pepper, salt to taste

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