This is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. I love how all the spicy and aromatic flavors absorb into each bite. The best part is that it takes only a few minutes tops to cook the entire dish. This quick spicy shrimp is perfect to eat with rice and curry, flat breads or fried rice/noodles. In the game of food, I consider this a home-run!
1lb of cleaned raw shrimp
1 large onion cut into thick slices
2-3 green chilies cut into chunks or strips (see note)
1 cup of tomatoes cut into chunks
1 Tbs of grated ginger
3-4 cloves of grated garlic cloves
1 Tbs of red chili flakes (or to taste)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2-1tsp of paprika
5-10 curry leaves (optional)
1-2 pandan leaves (optional)
2 Tbs of fish sauce (or to taste for salt)
lime juice as needed
Note: You can tailor it to your taste here. You can use green bell pepper for milder heat level all the way up to serrano chilies for more of a fiery flavor.
Add the dried chilies flakes and turmeric and allow to cook for another 30-45 seconds.
Add the shrimp and toss with the spices for 30-45 seconds.
Add tomatoes, chilies and fish sauce and toss for 2 minutes.
Next add paprika to the dish and give it a nice fiery color. When the shrimp is cook turn off the stove and plate up. Avoid over cooking the shrimp. Finish the dish off with a squeeze of lime juice. Serves 4 people. Enjoy.
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