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Trini Curry Shrimp Recipe by Chef Jeremy Lovell


Yield: 6 Servings

Cook Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Prep Time:

Seasoning of Shrimp – 30 minutes

Marinating Time – 1 hour


Ingredients:


 Shrimp (shelled and deveined) – 3 lbs


Washing of Shrimp:

 Lime Juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups


Seasoning Mix:

 Pimento Peppers - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Garlic - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Chadon Beni - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Onion - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Whole Hot Pepper – 1

 Mustard Oil - 2 tbsp (substitute – Vegetable Oil)

 Fine Thyme - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry Powder - 3 tbsp

 Ground Geera (Cumin) - 2 tbsp

 Chive - 3 tbsp

 Black pepper - 1 tbsp

 Salt – to taste

 Tomato – 4oz (small diced)

 Bay leaf - 1


Ingredients to Chunkay (Sauté):

 Mustard oil - 3 tbsp (substitute – Vegetable Oil)

 Garlic – 4 whole cloves

 Onion - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Pimento peppers -3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry Powder - 4 tbsp

 Water- 3 tbsp + 1 cup

 Whole Geera (Cumin) Seeds - 1 tbsp


Method:


Washing of Shrimp:

 Using a large bowl, add shrimp, lime juice and water.

 Let soak for 15mins then rinse thoroughly in bowl under running water.

 Strain out excess water.


Seasoning of Shrimp:

 Add all ingredients listed in the seasoning mix to washed shrimp and massage into shrimp for 5 mins.

 Cover and allow shrimp to marinate for at least 1 hour.


Chunkay (Sauté):

 Using a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients for Chunkay, except oil, and mix.

 Place heavy metal pot or skillet on stove over medium to high heat.

 Add oil and allow to heat up.

 When pot and oil is very hot, add Chunkay ingredients and stir, allowing to cook for 5mins.


Cooking of Shrimp:

 Add seasoned shrimp to chunkayed ingredients, stir thoroughly and cover.

 Let shrimp cook for 5 minutes

 Allow shrimp to spring its own liquid before adding water.

 If water is needed, add 1 to 1 ½ cups or as much as is desired.

 Cook for a further 15 minutes then check for doneness of shrimp.


Chunkay meaning:

The process of sautéing by adding ingredients such as garlic, onions, pimento and other spices to very hot oil to enhance their flavors.

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