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Curried Shrimp


Serve this brothy dish in shallow bowls over steamed jasmine or basmati rice.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 plum tomatoes (about 1/2 pound), quartered lengthwise and cut into large chunks
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, curry powder, and ginger. Cook, stirring to break up paste, until mixture is smooth and fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add tomatoes to skillet. Cook, stirring, until they begin to release their juices, about 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 cups water; simmer until tomatoes have slightly broken down, 3 to 5 minutes. Add shrimp; cook until opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Add sour cream and lime juice to skillet; stir to combine. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

Jalapenos get their heat from the seeds and ribs. If you don't like your food too hot, scoop out the thick white pith before chopping the flesh. For a hotter dish, chop the entire chile.

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