Guyanese Shrimp Curry

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 142.1
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.5 mg
  • Sodium: 133.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Items found in West Indian stores. Serve with rice, cucumber and fresh tomato. Items found in West Indian stores. Serve with rice, cucumber and fresh tomato.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb shrimp
    1 tbsp ghee or oil
    1 onion
    3 cloves garlic
    2 bay leaves
    2 tsp gheera (roasted ground cumin and coriander found in west indian stores)
    2 tsp turmeric
    1 T madras curry powder (lalas brand found in west indian stores in red tin box)
    Salt to taste
    Pepper to taste
    2 T grated coconut
    1 can coconut milk
    1 tomato cut into 8ths
    1/2 cup cilantro


Optional: Marinate shrimp for 2 or more hours in fridge with lime juice and 1/2 T curry powder.

Chop the onions and garlic, heat the oil in a pot and fry lightly with bay leaves. Do not brown the onions and garlic.

Add the turmeric, curry powder and gheera and fry for a minute then add 1/2 cup of water to keep from burning.

Add the shrimp and grated coconut, salt and pepper. Fry for a few more minutes.

Add coconut milk, stir and cover the pot. Boil on medium heat until shrimp is cooked and liquid has boiled down into a creamy sauce, about 5 minutes.

Optional: Add ghee and or tomato before removing from the heat.

Serve hot with rice, sprinkled with grated coconut and cilantro.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAH2119.

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    HOLA!!! Sara I love to order this from restaurants...THANX for sharing it w. us. Please tell me what is 1T. measurement? I can't wait to make this. :} I promise to give it a rating - 3/9/10