Curried Shrimp

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 oranges

2 stalks celery, strings removed, cut into 1/4-inch dice

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup tomato juice

1 tablespoon hot curry powder

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste

Cinnamon Basmati Rice with Golden Raisins, recipe follows

2 tablespoons olive oil

Sprigs fresh oregano, for garnish

1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice

Cinnamon Basmati Rice with Golden Raisins:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 medium yellow onion cut into 1/4-inch dice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup basmati rice

1 dried bay leaf

1 cinnamon stick

2/3 cup golden raisins

1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste

2 cups water


  1. Using a citrus zester or the small holes of a box grater, zest oranges. Squeeze juice of oranges into a small bowl. Set zest and juice aside. In a large bowl, combine half of the zest with shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp until bright pink, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Heat remaining tablespoon oil. Add onion, celery, oregano, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder; cook until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add orange and tomato juices; cook until liquid starts to thicken, about 8 minutes. Return shrimp to skillet, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Add remaining orange zest; season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice, and garnish with fresh oregano.

Cinnamon Basmati Rice with Golden Raisins:

  1. Melt butter in a medium high-sided saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion, cloves, and cinnamon; cook until onion becomes translucent and mixture is very fragrant.
  2. Place rice in sieve, and rinse under cold running water. Add rice to saucepan, and stir so grains are coated in butter mixture.
  3. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, raisins, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Stir in 2 cups water. Raise heat, and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until all water has been absorbed and rice has cooked, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat, and let stand, covered, 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.