Indian Shrimp with Ginger and Peas

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This dish of shrimp and peas is flavored with ginger, garlic, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.

Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey.

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Indian Shrimp with Ginger and Peas

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Dinner and a Movie, 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India'

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 2 inch long piece fresh ginger, peeled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup peas (can be frozen)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a food processor, combine garlic, ginger, and three tablespoons of water. Process until becomes a paste.

  2. 2

    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sautée until just turned pink, about 2 minutes depending on size.

  3. 3

    Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  4. 4

    Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric to sauté pan. Sautée, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, cilantro, green pepper, peas, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and 3 tablespoons of water. Simmer for 2 minutes.

  5. 5

    Season sauce with salt and pepper. Add shrimp back to pot and simmer until cooked through, about another 2 minutes. Correct seasoning if necessary.

  6. 6

    Serve over basmati rice.

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