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Easy Shrimp Curry Recipe

Chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce add a Smokey spin to this easy shrimp curry. This is a creamy, comforting curry that makes for a delicious and filling dinner when served with some rice or roti.

easy Shrimp curry recipe for dinner with rice and okra curry in a bowl

This shrimp curry is my kind of comfort food! It is:
Easy to make
Ready in 30 minutes
Creamy and rich
Gluten free
Nourishing

The most time consuming part of this curry is sautéing the onions until they are tender. Then throw in the garlic, ginger, spices, shrimp, coconut milk, and chipotle peppers and adobo sauce – and boom! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes! 

I usually have a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce hanging out in my pantry or some leftovers of a can in the freezer. Ever so often, I use a couple of chipotle peppers and a couple of tablespoons of adobo sauce to add a deep, smokey taste to the curries I make. 

Mixed in with spices like coriander, cumin, turmeric, and smoked paprika, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add such a unique and tasty spin to dishes like this easy shrimp curry.

Ingredients to make shrimp curry on board on a flatlay

This shrimp curry along with an okra curry and rice, was the comfort I was craving after a crazy weekend of house hunting adventures.

It’s been three months since we started our topsy-turvy adventures in house hunting. And, we are hoping that soon – soon, these adventures will come to an end and we can move into a home closer to Atlanta. This weekend was crazy but I am so thankful for the amazing real estate agent my mortgage lady put me in touch with. And, I am so thankful for comforting plates of easy shrimp curry and roti.

Getting back to this shrimp curry, you need only 30 minutes and the following ten ingredients to make it!

Ingredients to make this easy shrimp curry:

  1. red onion
  2. fresh ginger root
  3. garlic cloves
  4. coriander powder
  5. cumin powder
  6. turmeric powder
  7. smoked paprika
  8. shrimp
  9. two chipotle peppers in two tbsp of adobo sauce, and
  10. coconut milk
Sauteing onions to make shrimp curry

Like I mentioned before, sauteing the onions until they are tender (usually 10-15 minutes) is the most time consuming part of this recipe.

While the onion is sauteing, peel and chop up the ginger and garlic.

TIP: If you would like to really infuse the garlic and ginger into this curry, grab a micro-plane grater and after you peel the garlic and ginger, grate them into the sauteing onions.

mixing spices to make shrimp curry

Saute the ginger and garlic with the onion for another 5 minutes. The rest of the curry-making goes by pretty fast. Simply add in the spices, coconut milk, 2 chopped up chipotle peppers with 2 tbsp of the adobo sauce they come in, and finally the shrimp.

adding in chipotle peppers to make shrimp curry

As soon as the shrimp cooks, this easy shrimp curry is ready to enjoy!

While this shrimp curry makes a delicious dinner with some rice and roti, you can also pair it with the following to make it into a delicious buffet style dinner for your family or a week of leftovers for you:
Zucchini Curry
Potato & Cashew Curry
Fish Curry
Lentil Curry
Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry
Fish cutlets / croquettes

Shrimp curry okra curry rice for dinner

I sure hope you enjoy this tasty recipe as much as my daughter and I do!

easy Shrimp curry recipe for dinner with rice and okra curry in a bowl

Shrimp Curry Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce add a Smokey spin to this easy shrimp curry. This is a creamy, comforting, curry that makes for a delicious and filling dinner when served with some rice or roti.

Ingredients

  • olive oil to saute onions (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lb shrimp de-veined
  • 2 chipotle peppers in 2 tbsp of adobo sauce, and
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro / parsley / chili flakes to garnish

Instructions

  1. First off, prep the onion, ginger, garlic by peeling them and then chopping the onion and either chopping the ginger and garlic or using a microplane grater to grate the ginger and garlic.
  2. Then, add olive oil to a pan over medium heat and add the chopped onion and saute it for about 10 minutes - stirring often.
  3. Then add in the chopped / grated ginger and garlic and saute about 5 minutes,
  4. Add in the coriander, turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika, coconut milk, and 2 chipotle peppers in 2 tbsp of adobo sauce and stir well.
  5. Add in the shrimp and stir until shrimp is cooked - should be about 5-6 minutes as it simmers in that sauce.
  6. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley/cilantro and chili flakes and enjoy with rice or roti.

Notes

TIP: If you would like to really infuse the garlic and ginger into this curry, grab a micro-plane grater and after you peel the garlic and ginger, grate them into the sauteing onions.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 239mgSodium 1195mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 28g

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Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Comfort food indeed! We love curry in our home (and shrimp) so I know this would be a hit! And such a great addition with chipotle (such a great smoky heat). Delicious for any meal of the week and can't wait to try, Shashi! Hope you're having a great week so far, my friend :) XO

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Love shrimp and love curry and I'm all for easy. So this recipe is for me! I've never used chipotle in adobo in a curry, but really like the idea. Neat recipe -- thanks.

Pam

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

This looks so awesome! I'm looking forward to trying it out. Also, happy to hear you're moving back to the Atlanta area.

David @ Spiced

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

I'm a huge fan of chipotle peppers! They bring such an awesome flavor (and heat) to a recipe. This shrimp curry sounds fantastic, Shashi. Perfect meal for after house hunting all day! For the record, there are several houses in our neighborhood still for sale. The only problem is the commute to the International Farmers Market is a real beast. :-)

angiesrecipes

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

So flavourful and yummy! Curry sauce makes everything taste better :-)