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Curried Shrimp

Curried Shrimp
7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)
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Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Serve with Basmati rice and pile on the toppings.

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  • 1 pound unpeeled large fresh shrimp
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half or coconut milk
  • Hot cooked Basmati rice
  • Topping options: chopped green onion, minced red bell pepper, chopped roasted peanuts, finely chopped boiled egg, mango chutney, toasted flaked coconut


Peel the shrimp and devein if desired.

Set aside.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and saute 3 to 5 minutes, or just until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

Add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Whisk in the flour and the next three ingredients. Cook the mixture 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and half-and-half (use coconut milk if you prefer), and continue cooking over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the sauteed shrimp and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until shrimp are thoroughly heated. Serve curry immediately over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with toppings as desired.
Updated Thursday, January 30th, 2003

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5 Responses to Curried Shrimp

  1. eileen gove February 21, 2003 at 12:28 pm #

    I have made this recipe several times and everyone has liked it — even prople who are not fond of curry. It’s very easy to put together for a dinner party

  2. Jim Good April 27, 2003 at 12:34 pm #

    I serve this to the Observers on Mt. Washington. We all love it!! It’s a standard on my menu now. Thanks Yankee!

  3. Beryl Willson August 5, 2004 at 12:19 pm #

    I would leave out all nuts for any one with a nut allergy and put in a skinless and diced cooking apple that’s been sauteed in butter and perhaps a little cream.

  4. David Bowen September 14, 2005 at 6:50 pm #

    This recipe makes a very tasty and rich dish. Added mushrooms for extra flavor and texture. My elderly grandmother said it was “the tastiest morsel I’ve had in months”.

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