October 14, 2009

Caribbean Curry Shrimp

Shrimp of the Week

Now here’s a dish that blew in from the islands and brings a taste that is a little different than many curry dishes. It carries a satisfying flavor savored in south Florida and here along the coast as well. Enjoy!

Caribbean Curry Shrimp

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined.
1 large onion, chopped.
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 one-inch piece of cinnamon stick
6 green cardamoms
6 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of minced ginger root
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
Half a teaspoon of salt
1 -14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk (not low fat)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 green chilies, chopped
Sugar, if desired
2 teaspoons fresh coriander, chopped
Cooked basmati rice

In a large frying pan, sauté the onions in the oil until tender. Add the cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and bay leaf. Cook for another minute and then add the ginger and garlic. Stir to mix well and add the chili, cumin, coriander and salt. Cook for another thirty seconds.

Add the coconut milk and limejuice and then bring to a low boil or gentle simmer. Cook for another five minutes. Taste and add a little sugar if desired. Add the shrimp, cover and simmer for fifteen minutes.

Serve the curry shrimp sprinkled with the chopped chilies and coriander leaves over the rice


  1. Ah, perfect with a good cold Red Stripe!

  2. This sounds like something I could eat a big bowl of! Yum!

  3. I second that - I could eat mountains of this.

  4. A delicious bowl of shrimp! I'm loving the spices here, wonderful mix of flavors!

  5. My husband would love this. He loves shrimp and spicy dishes...I am going to have to make this.

  6. its so difficult for today..with all the smells going around...and shrimp the carribean way!! well this tops it alll
    Just too good Dick.

  7. Yummy, this looks so good! I love shrimp, and my family does too!

  8. Love the coconut milk and spices in there for a really good twist. I should compile and print all your shrimp recipes.