Real story: In Kindergarten, we all had a week during the school year where we get to feature ourselves on the "About Me" board. We would bring in various show-and-tell pieces, have extra play time, and would display all of our favorite things on the bulletin board. The "About Me" board would include things like our favorite color, movie, TV show, subject, and of course food. So along comes my week and on the board were things about me: red as my favorite color, power rangers as my TV favorite show, the beach as my favorite vacation spot, and perhaps the least traditional answer of them all "Filet Mignon and Shrimp Cocktail" as my favorite foods, LOL. Even then I had a relationship with food so much I couldn't pick just one. Anyway, in tapping into the child in me I had every intention on making one of my long-loved favs, Shrimp Cocktail. The weather was on the warmer side so I thought making a colder meal would fit just fine for the early spring. Then mother nature decided she wasn't done with the cold weather, and it was just about 30 degrees that night. I sure wasn't about to serve a cold or even room temperature dish. Bring on google and curry recipes! This one is super easy to prepare beforehand or even right away calling for all dried spices.
1 lb Shrimp, cleaned, and tails removed
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tbsp coconut oil, melted but then cooled so it doesn't cook the shrimp if you're marinating it
1/2 ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
Container to marinate the shrimp in, optional
1-2 tbsp coconut oil for frying
If marinating, place minced garlic, spices, coconut oil and shrimp in container and toss to coat evenly. Let it marinate for at least an hour. I didn't skip this step but I am sure you could and it would come out tasty! To fry the shrimp, place pan on stove and put on medium high heat. Add the coconut oil and let it melt. Add the garlic here to cook if you didn't marinate it. If you marinated, add the ingredients to the pan and cook the shrimp until pink stirring ever so often. Serve with your favorite side. Enjoy!!