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Directions for: Coconut Curry Shrimp

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion

¾ cup chopped sweet red pepper

2 Tbsp chopped ginger, root

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp grated lime, rind

½ tsp hot pepper flakes

2 Tbsp ground almonds

2 tsp ground coriander

¾ tsp paprika

¼ tsp turmeric

1 ½ tsp black mustard seeds

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 ¼ tsp salt

1 cup coconut milk

1 Tbsp lime, juice

1 lb. shrimp, peeled, and, deveined

1 3/10 cup white basmati rice

2 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds

1 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander

Directions

1. In blender or food processor, finely chop together onion, red pepper, ginger, garlic, lime rind and hot pepper flakes.

2. Scrape down side of bowl.

3. Add ground almonds, ground coriander, paprika and turmeric; blend until in paste. Set aside.

4. In large nonstick skillet, toast mustard seeds over medium-high heat, shaking pan constantly, for about 3 minutes or until seeds turn grey and pop.

5. Remove from pan and set aside.

6. Add oil to skillet, swirling to coat; cook reserved paste over medium heat, stirring with flat wooden spatula and scraping bottom of pan, for 12 minutes or until paste is deep orange and separates into dry clumps.

7. Return mustard seeds to pan.

8. Add 1 cup (250 mL) water and 3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) of the salt; bring to boil.

9. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

10. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into bowl, pressing with rubber spatula to extract liquid.

11. Wipe skillet clean. Return strained liquid to skillet.

12. Gently whisk coconut milk and lime juice into skillet until blended; bring to boil.

13. Reduce heat and add shrimp; simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or just until shrimp are pink.

14. Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring 2 2/3 cups (650 mL) water and remaining salt to boil; stir in rice.

15. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

16. Fluff with fork.

17. To serve, spoon curry over rice.

18. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and fresh coriander.

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