West African Shrimp
My girls have always loved seafood, so I invented a shrimp dish with coconut milk and ginger. They raved; I was delighted. It's great with jasmine rice. —Sharon Scaletta, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can (28 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
- Hot cooked rice
- Minced fresh cilantro, optional
- Place garlic, ginger and oil in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat 5-7 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, tomato paste and salt; bring to a boil.
- In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into tomato mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add shrimp. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice and, if desired, cilantro.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups (calculated without rice): 373 calories, 26g fat (19g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.
Originally published as West African Shrimp in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015
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