Photo: Anne Liles

Curry-Spiced Shrimp

Curry-Spiced Shrimp delivers exotic flavors for casual summer gatherings.

Coastal Living JULY 2013

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 14 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
  • Cilantro-Yogurt Chutney


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.


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