I
consider myself a fake Trini 
.:lol:.  I’m American, and most
people don’t believe me when I say that for whatever reason. But, I love me
some Trini food, especially the way their curried dishes are made. 
Last
week, I had some shrimp around, so I made curried shrimp. It came out really
well. I wish I had some roti skins or buss up shot to go with it. Anyway, here’s
the recipe.  Instead of using white
potatoes I used sweet potatoes.  It
tasted so good, and was probably the healthier option.
Chadon Beni and Chives added
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs shrimp,
cleaned, seasoned and marinated
3 cloves garlic,
chopped finely
1 tsp chopped ginger
1/2 medium onion,
chopped
2 tbsp. oil
5 leaves chadon
beni, chopped finely
4 sprigs chive, chopped
1 tbsp chief curry
powder
1/2 tsp geera
(cumin) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
powder
1 tsp saffron
(tumeric) powder
3 sweet potatoes
cubed
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Note:  I’ve
always been confused on what Chadon Beni is, so just in case you don’t know Chadon
Beni goes by many different names – culantro, recao, Mexican Coriander, Long
Coriander. 
Garam Masala Recipe
Ingredients
*Makes ¼ Cup*
1
tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2
teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/2
teaspoons ground black pepper
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
Curried Shrimp
  1. Season the shrimp with
    salt and pepper or with green seasoning, whichever you prefer.
  2. In a pan on medium
    heat, sauté the onions, garlic and ginger in a pan with 1 tbsp of oil until the
    onions are slightly wilted and golden brown.
  3. In a bowl mix the
    curry, geera, garam masala, and turmeric, in about 1/4 cup of water to
    make curry slurry.  Add it to the pot,
    and let it cook for about 5 minutes
  4. Add the potatoes, and
    cover the pot, and simmer over a medium flame until the potatoes are slightly
    soft. 
  5. Add the chadon beni, chives,
    and shrimp, and let them cook. Do NOT
    overcook the shrimp. Add more water depending on how loose you like your curry.
     I know some people cook their shrimp for
    over 15 minutes. That’s not necessary.
  6. Add salt and pepper to
    taste.

 P.S. you can also add coconut milk, too. It makes it taste extra yummy.  I didn’t have any, otherwise, I would have used it. 

Enjoy!

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.