Curry-Spiced Shrimp

Curry-Spiced Shrimp Recipe
Photo: Anne Liles
Curry-Spiced Shrimp delivers exotic flavors for casual summer gatherings.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 14 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds large shrimp
1 teaspoon Madras curry powder or other curry powder
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


1. Devein shrimp with small kitchen scissors, but do not peel. Pat dry. Combine curry powder and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet. Sear half of shrimp on both sides until shells turn crisp and orange. Remove from pan, and set aside. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining shrimp.

3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and green onions 30 seconds. Stir in reserved curry powder mixture, and sauté 1 minute or until fragrant. Add shrimp, butter, lemon juice, and cilantro. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter melts and seasoning coats shrimp. Serve with Cilantro-Yogurt Chutney.


Farina Wong Kingsley,

Coastal Living

July 2013
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