|my shrimp curry creation|
So last night I didn't really have a dinner plan, but I had been waiting to use my Massaman Curry Paste, so I wanted to experiment with it. We always have some sort of protein kicking around, so I grabbed some frozen shrimp and started defrosting them by running cold water over them in the sink.
I then checked the veg drawer in the fridge and grabbed everything we had left: carrots, plum tomatoes, yellow pepper, scallions, sweet onion and garlic. I began my nightly chopping of a thousand veg (I seriously think I have tendonitis in my right arm because of all this chopping! Oh and carrying around a 17 pound baby all day.) The plum tomatoes I left whole, as I love the way they taste when they cook whole. Everything else I just chopped up as usual.
In the 12 inch I put 4 minced cloves of garlic and all the shrimp.
In the 15 inch I put all the veg.
The shrimp cooked in about 5 minutes, so I transferred them to the veg pan, making sure I didn't bring any of that liquid that was in the pan. Because they were frozen shrimp they tend to leave a lot of liquid in the pan that is very unappetizing if you ask me!
Now comes the fun part - the experimenting with the ingredients.
I added an entire can of Coconut Milk (my go to liquid for anything I make these days), and about 3/4 of the can of curry paste. My husband and I love hot stuff, so I knew I wanted it spicy. If you don't want it too spicy, I recommend just adding a tablespoon. Then I sprinkled everything with fish sauce - I have no idea who much, but I would guesstimate about 2 tablespoons worth. I stirred it all up carefully, so that the curry paste mixed in, and the sauce turned a lovely orange color. I finished with generous salt and pepper, and then let everything cook for about 8 minutes more, until the veg was nice and soft.
So simple. So delicious. I could seriously eat this every night.
It took only about 30 minutes from start to finish, so this is definitely going to be a recurring dish in our house!
Here is the ingredient list again:
1 2 lb bag of frozen shrimp or fresh shrimp (your choice)
1 carton of cherry tomatoes (keep them whole)
1 sweet onion (chopped - i like to keep them in bigger pieces as I love onions
4 scallions (chopped)
1 yellow (or red or orange) pepper (chopped)
2 medium carrots (chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 can of Massaman Curry Paste (the amount is up to your desired level of spiciness)
2 T of Fish sauce
1 can of Coconut Milk
2 T of coconut oil
Salt & Pepper
Try it! You'll like it!