Nov 1, 2008

Shrimp in spicy coconut sauce



This dish was made within a few minutes time. Result of a sudden craving for shrimp :). I was in no mood to go through any typical recipe, so made it my own way. Well, I don't mean to brag but the end product was totally YUMMMMMM. So, here goes:

  • Clean and devein shrimp.

  • Make a paste using salt, chilli pd., turmeric pd., ginger garlic paste (very little), powder pd. and a few curry leaves. Add shrimp and marinate for a few minutes. (this is optional, depending on how hungry you are! ;))

  • In a food processor, blend (coarse) the following: few shallots, ginger, green chillis, curry leaves, a pinch jeera and 2 tblsps grated coconut.
    Heat oil in a pan (coconut oil adds to taste). Add mustard and then the coconut mixture. Saute till the raw smell is gone and add the shrimp. Saute for 3 minutes on low flame. Move it aside.
  • Either in the same pan or fresh one, pour a little oil and saute sliced shallots. When they turn soft pour about 1/2 cup coconut milk (thick). When it starts bubbling add the shrimp and bring to a boil for not more than 3 to 4 minutes. Do not keep it for too long as the shrimp might turn hard (depending on the size of the shrimp cooking time may vary). Adjust the consistency.

  • Enjoy with a steaming plate of white rice :).

1 comment:

Simi said...

Vini,
The shrimp looks yummy. Will try this out over the weekend.

Additionaly, the Fall Foliage pictures are superb. I like the first picture the best since it encompasses different colors of the leaves and different forms of nature i.e. water, trees and rocks. Simply wonderful!!