Seafood is typically consumed on Good Friday and I suggest you go exotic and make this simple shrimp curry. Served over rice, this is a fragrant and delicious meal. The shrimp is cooked with an onion, mustard seed, curry, and coconut mixture. A large sprinkling of cilantro and a healthy serving of carrots round out the dish. For the recipe please,
- 1 cup long-grain rice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp, shelled and deveined with tail part of shell left on if you like, thawed
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk, not cream of coconut
- 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup carrots, cut into large 1/2 inch chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, optional
- Prepare rice as label directs but do not add margarine or butter.
- Meanwhile, in nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
- Reduce heat to medium; add onion, and cook 8 minutes or until tender.
- Add curry powder, and cook 1 minute, stirring. Remove onion mixture to medium bowl.
- Increase heat to medium-high. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil until hot. Add mustard seeds; cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add shrimp, and cook 4 minutes or until opaque throughout, stirring frequently.
- Return onion mixture to skillet; stir in coconut milk, peas, carrots, and salt; heat through.
- Serve over rice. Sprinkle with cilantro if you like.
- Main Dishes, Curries