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Curry-Ginger Shrimp

Yield 6 to 8 servings


  • 3 pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup port wine, divided
  • 6 to 8 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 10 ounce fresh baby spinach
  • 6 cups hot cooked basmati rice

How to Make It

  1. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired, reserving shells; set shrimp aside. Bring shells and 1 cup water to a boil in a skillet over medium-high heat; boil 20 minutes. Strain stock, reserving 1/2 cup; discard remaining stock and shells.

  2. Bring 1/3 cup port wine, garlic, ginger, and vinegar to a boil in a skillet over medium-high heat; boil 5 to 7 minutes or until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Set aside.

  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; sauté 6 to 8 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.

  4. Add green onions, curry, and hot sauce to skillet; sauté over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in shrimp stock, remaining port wine, and white wine; cook 8 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in cream; cook 4 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons wine reduction and remaining butter. Add shrimp; cook until heated.

  5. Sauté spinach in remaining hot oil 1 minute; sprinkle with remaining salt. Serve with shrimp mixture and hot cooked rice.