Stir-Fried Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Cream Sauce

"From Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking, posted for ZWT IV."
Stir-Fried Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Cream Sauce created by Leggy Peggy
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  • Make the sauce:.
  • Put the tomato paste in a bowl. Add the salt, sugar, garam masala, cumin, cayenne, cilantro, green chili, lemon juice, (if using dried curry leaves, add them at this point - fresh go in with the stir fry), and 1 T water.
  • Mix well. Slowly add the coconut milk or cream, mixing as you go. Set aside.
  • The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for several hours.
  • Stir-fry:.
  • Put oil in wok or skillet and set over medium high heat. When oil is hot, put in the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop - a few seconds - put in the garlic and fresh curry leaves, if using.
  • Stir till garlic turns medium brown and put in the shrimp.
  • stir till the shrimp turns opaque most of the way through.
  • Add the sauce, turn the heat to medium and heat sauce through till it begins to simmer. The shrimp should be completely opaque and cooked thorugh. Turn off heat.

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  1. Leggy Peggy
    Stir-Fried Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Cream Sauce Created by Leggy Peggy
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  3. dianegrapegrower
    I left out the chile due to allergies, but used the larger amount of cayenne. The dish was unpleasantly hot - will use the lesser amount of cayenne next time. (DH is a chili-head, and even he also complained about the cayenne overpowering the other seasonings.)
  4. Leggy Peggy
    I could live on this dish. It is absolutely wonderful. I made it as written, and did a double batch. It was served as part of an Indian banquet and it was the star attraction. Thank you so very much for posting.
  5. Dr. Jenny
    DH and I made this stir-fried shrimp dish for lunch today. We enjoyed it, but felt something was missing. I made no alterations to the recipe and even included the fresh curry leaves. I wonder if it is because I used lite unsweetened coconut milk---maybe it was supposed to be sweetened? The recipe did not state. Anyway, we did like the dish and thought it was really easy to prepare. We served it over jasmine rice.



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