This is one of my favorite dishes. I came up with it one night when I was in the mood for some spice and some shrimp. I am sure there are all kinds of versions of shrimp curry out there, but this one is mine, and it is delicious. I you can use home made curry powder, but that is for another post. I will also use a curry paste on occasion depending on availability and the amount of time I have to make this dish. This is a very simple quick dish.
You will need:
2 lbs of shrimp
1/2 lb of spaghetti or linguine depending on your taste
1 1/2 tbs curry powder (or to taste)
1/2 tbs paprika
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1/2 tbs kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
Peel and de-vein the shrimp, place into the refrigerator.
Put the pasta in a large pot of water over a burner set to high. Don’t forget to salt the water well.
Mix the curry powder, paprika, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper together in a bowl. Remove one tablespoon worth of the mix from the bowl and set aside for later use.
Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator. Put the shrimp in the bowl with the curry rub and mix until all the shrimp is well coated in the spice mixture.
In a large pan (I prefer cast iron for this recipe, but any large pan will do) over a medium flame and add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted and the pan has heated up, place the shrimp in the pan. Cook for approximately one minute on each side or until the shrimp is opaque. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
Drain the pasta, when the shrimp is done cooking turn off the heat if you are using a cast iron pan, if not leave the heat on low and add the cream to the pan. Stir the cream to get fond off the bottom of the pan. Once this is done add the curry mix that was reserved and mix into the cream. Once the spices are incorporated into the cream place the pasta in the pan and turn it until it is well coated with the sauce. Place the shrimp back into the pan and you are ready to serve.