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Creamy Curry Shrimp

"We really like the spicy flavor of this seafood dish," notes Collette Conlan of Burleson, Texas. "You can give it even more zip by increasing the amount of hot pepper sauce. If your family doesn't like the taste of curry, try substituting paprika instead."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Sprinkle with curry powder; cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir in tomato paste. Gradually stir in water; then cream.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Add shrimp; cook until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes. Serve with pasta. Sprinkle with parsley.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Sep 27, 2020

    Delicious! We didn't use shrimp, but instead used a bunch of vegetables - cauliflower, carrots, green pepper, peas, onion. We kept everything else exactly the same, except to triple the recipes. Very very yummy, but to be honest I didn't taste much of any curry. Next time I'll add in a bit more. And there will definitely be a next time!

  • Elaine
    Jun 14, 2019

    I created an account just so I could rate this. I've probably made this 6 times in 3 months. Double the sauce, it will never go to waste. My friends and family loved it, even the kids! I served it over some coconut Jasmine rice and my friend said it was "restaurant quality"....I immediately teared up.

  • mirandaisabella
    Oct 20, 2012

    Oh! I am SO happy I found this recipe. I had this delicious shrimp dish in Kauai, and I have been wanting to replicate it. This recipe was perfect! Instead of cream, I used whole milk and coconut milk. I also added some lime juice, Sriracha chili sauce, and sweet chili sauce. I served it over white/brown rice mix with a cabbage cole slaw and it was AMAZING!

  • 25carina
    Jan 10, 2012

    I tried this recipe with rice,and i added garlic and fresh mushrooms to shrimps but honestly i was expecting it to be yummier!

  • McKenzie N
    Jan 3, 2011

    My husband and I liked this recipe. I actually used already cooked shrimp but it turned out great. I would probably double the liquid part since we like sauce on our noodles and it didn't make enough for leftovers.

  • whateverfood
    May 25, 2008

    Uh, I'm confused. How do you sub chicken for pork when it's shrimp?