Food cravings are a funny thing. Some cravings are just sudden urges that come out of nowhere and if you don’t give into it they will die out quickly. Then there are cravings that have you yearning for a particular food or dish that continues to consume you till you give into it. A month back I had one of those cravings for a coconut shrimp curry that I just couldn’t shake off. I searched the web for what seemed like hours for a coconut shrimp curry recipe that would satisfy my craving. My requirements were simple it needed to be quick, contain shrimp, coconut milk, for some reason it needed to be yellow in color (don’t ask I am just weird.), and contain no tomatoes. When my web search came up empty I resorted to my own creative mind and came up with a recipe for a 30-minute coconut shrimp curry.I am a huge seafood lover, and shrimp is one of my favorite things to eat. Growing up my dad always use to joke around and say that I would get married to a fisherman. Well folks that’s not what happened, I married a man who absolutely despises seafood. God has a great sense of humor. Everything I absolutely love like coffee & vegetables my husband detests.
Most nights I am just cooking for my husband and I and shrimp doesn’t usually make it on the menu. When the husband is away on business trips you best believe I am making all the things he won’t eat like this 30 minute coconut shrimp curry.This shrimp curry is an Indian inspired dish. The curry is flavored with tamarind, curry leaves, mustard seeds, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric (for the yellow color), and chili powder. This curry is mild, but if you like it spicier than you could add more chili powder or leave the seeds in the green chilies. The tamarind paste adds a nice acidity to the curry and helps to cut the richness of the coconut milk.30-minute coconut shrimp curry is made at least every other week in my home and the best part is I don’t have to share. Please do give this recipe a try as it makes for a delicious, healthy, and a satisfying quick week night dinner.
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