Coconut Curry Shrimp

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped gingerroot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetabIe oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/3 cup white basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

Method

In blender or food processor, finely chop together onion, red pepper, ginger, garlic, lime rind and hot pepper flakes. Scrape down side of bowl. Add ground almonds, ground coriander, paprika and turmeric; blend until in paste. Set aside.

In large nonstick skillet, toast mustard seeds over medium?high heat, shaking pan constantly, for about 3 minutes or until seeds turn grey and pop. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add oil to skillet, swirling to coat; cook reserved paste over medium heat, stirring with flat wooden spatula and scraping bottom of pan, for 12 minutes or until paste is deep orange and separates into dry clumps.

Return mustard seeds to pan. Add 1 cup water and 3/4 teaspoon of the salt ; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into bowl, pressing with rubber spatula to extract liquid. Wipe skillet clean. Return strained liquid to skillet.

Gently whisk coconut milk and lime juice into skillet until blended; bring to boil. Reduce heat and add shrimp; simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or just until shrimp are pink.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring 2-2/3 cups water and remaining salt to boil; stir in rice. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork. To serve, spoon curry over rice. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and fresh coriander.

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