Shrimp Curry

On Wednesday night my family and the family of my good friend got together for dinner and this is what I made.  Truthfully there’s not that much that has been going on here in Bangor, Maine for the last week.  I have caught up a little on reading, with the biography of Steve Jobs, and “Like Water for Chocolate.”  Both are interesting, in their own ways.  Anyways, because there’s not much to say, here are just some pictures, and the recipe, very simply.

Celery

A banana?  Yes indeed!

The finished product

Now, I love this recipe, and it is indeed a little different.  Though a curry, it reminds me almost of a shrimp bisque, and includes in its ingredient list a cup of chopped apple, and a banana.  You don’t even notice their presence at the end, once everything has been pureed together and the cream and shrimp are added in.  A few changes that I made to this were to add an extra cup and a half of water to my doubled batch because it was just too thick before the addition.  I used cooked shrimp which I just heated with the finished sauce and cream at the end.  Had I cooked the shrimp first and used the leftover liquid as the original recipe had stated, it might have been too shrimpy for me.  Go ahead and try it, and Happy New Year!

Shrimp with Curry Sauce
Adpated from Rebecca Dauphinee’s recipe

Saute in butter over medium heat until softened but not browned:

3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 large garlic cloves

Add in:

1 banana
1 cup chopped apple
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Let simmer for 20 minutes and then let cool so that you can puree the solids in a food processor.  Return sauce to the pot.

Then, add shrimp, which should be just partly thawed:

2 pounds cooked shrimp, cleaned and deveined

Let simmer until shrimp are heated through and sauce is hot.

Last, stir in:

1/2 cup heavy cream

Let sauce heat up a moment more and serve.

 

 

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About Madeleine C.

Hi I'm Madeleine and I am an avid cook and baker! Between school, homework swimming, and everything else in my life, I really enjoy cooking! I am 15 (now 16) years old, and have two brothers, both of whom have celiac disease along with my father. For this reason, I often make gluten-free things that will satisfy them as well as those who can readily consume gluten. I enjoy making the complex and the simple, and enjoy a challenge while cooking. That's just about it!