I have developed a recent fascination with curry. I just love how versatile it is and how many dishes I can make with it.
Growing up I can distinctly remember one curry dish that my dad would cook for us at our family restaurant, it consisted of potatoes and chicken. But now that I don’t eat red meat or poultry anymore, I have been exploring other dishes that I can make with curry.
Shrimp has been a popular ingredient in our household lately, I love being able to easily purchase sustainably and responsibly fished Georgia shrimp at our local Whole Foods.
I rarely make spicy dishes at home, for a variety of reasons:
- Chopping up jalapenos (still) makes me nervous.
- Both Paul and I can’t handle spicy foods. Yes, we’re wimps.
- I enjoy cooking and eating other flavors more.
Nonetheless, I have been trying my hand at cooking with hot peppers.
Curry Shrimp (2 servings)
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice from half of a lime
14 shrimp, peeled and devined
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the shrimp. When the mixture is well mixed, add the shrimp and toss to coat.
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the saute pan and let cook 2 minutes on one side, flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.
Serve and enjoy!
Spicy Mango Quinoa (2 servings)
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
salt and pepper, to taste
juice from 1/2 of a lime
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3 thai basil leaves, chiffonade
1 mango, cut into cubes
Boil the water in a medium skillet, then add the quinoa. Turn heat down to medium, cover the skillet and let simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
Remove from heat and stir in the jalapeno and basil. Mix in the mango when ready to serve.
Thai Basil Yogurt Dip (2 servings)
6oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 thai basil leaves, chiffonade
Mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Serve as a dipping sauce with the curry shrimp.