Goan “Colossal” Shrimp Curry
Once again I will try my hand at an international dish. This time we go to India’s smallest, yet richest state, Goa, which is in western India. Goan cuisine is famous for its wide variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconuts and curries are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices and vinegar, giving the food a unique flavor. Fish curry with rice is one of the main dishes in this region. A rich egg-based multi-layered sweet dish known as Bebinca is a favorite during the Christmas holiday, which was the inspiration for this dish. I found the dish to be like most of the Indian dishes I have prepared, except the coconut milk which I have found more common in Thai cooking. This dish is BIG on flavor and, because I happened to find colossal shrimp at Fairway, the dish is big — just check out the photo of an uncooked shrimp. It has a has a nice amount of heat for the foodies who love spicy dishes (but not over-spicy). Bon Appetit!
4 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion chopped
2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground fennel
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp fresh crushed black pepper
3 tbsp water
juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 lbs of shrimp
1 cup coconut milk
1 medium tomato diced
1 tsp salt
4 hard-boiled eggs
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
Your choice of rice to serve (I used basmati)
Stir in the lime juice and half the cilantro. Remove from the heat and transfer the curry to a serving dish. Garnish with the rest of the cilantro and serve with basmati rice.
Posted on January 15, 2012, in Seafood and tagged colossal shrimp, curry, Goan shrimp curry, Huge shrimp recipe, indian, seafood, shrimp, spicy cuisines. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
curry…………….I love it!!!! now, you made me crave for it…
Thanks You :))
Very Nice Justice, Always Looking Good!!!
Gracias Patricia, espero que le traerá más de estas placas de calidad en el futuro:)
They are more like Lobster than shrimp. The shrimp sizing system used over here shows how many one gets to a pound. A decent sized ‘head off’ prawn or shrimp would be in the 12 – 20 category (between 12 and 20 per lb). That looks like 1 – 2.
The curry looks and reads amazing.
Thanks so much Conor, the shrimp were really like lobster tails, never eaten them so big lol
Feel like just putting my hands in and eat
Pretty lovely photograph…will ask my fiance to make the same 🙂
Dear Bro, Thanks for sharing.
Can I use this Prawn pic for one of the cook book that I am designing! (Only the pic)
Will send a copy of the same.
Keep the good work coming 🙂
All my best to you
Hey thanks for visiting, and thanks for the compliment 🙂 Sure you can use the pic, Just make sure I get a copy please 🙂
Thank you Chef Adolphus!