Coconut Shrimp Curry
Shrimp or prawn?
Terminology is confusing to me.I don’t know what’s the precise scientific difference is.To me, prawns are bigger size shrimps. I don’t see any recognizable difference when served on the plate.What i knew it as Prawns in India,is shrimp in US in my mind!
I didn’t grow up eating prawns. It was not available to us where we lived easily. However I have come to like it.My first and the most delicious memory of eating prawns is at my roommate’s home. When I was finishing my studies in South, it was not possible for me to go back to home up north in long weekend (Think almost 2 days).So I traveled to my friend’s house, in a coastal city. I remember the taste, color and texture to this day; I have not come close to tasting a prawn dish as delicious. Thought of it is salivating.
I followed the recipe from ‘around the world cookbook’.
- I dry roasted certain ingredients as the book says.I also adding rest of the spices before adding the tomatoes and shrimp.
- Shrimp hardly takes time,so you want to add it in the end.Once you see it curling in the shape of C,it is done.Overcooking it makes it rubbery and chewy.
I keep the heat tamed.Traditional this is spicy dish. It was loved by all of us. I served it with Persian salad and white rice. You can have coleslaw as your side too.