Shrimp and Scallop Curry

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Make-Ahead: Curry sauce (without shrimp and scallops) can be made 4 hours ahead, cooled, covered and refrigerated. Bring to a simmer before adding coconut milk and seafood.

Ingredients

1/4 cup coriander seeds

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Sea salt

1/2 cup dried shredded unsweetened (dessicated) coconut

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1 white onion, chopped

1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

5 garlic cloves

1 large jalapeño chile, chopped

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

1 medium ripe tomato, diced

10 fresh curry leaves

1/2 ounce fresh turmeric, peeled, finely grated

2 teaspoons chile powder

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

1 pound raw jumbo sea scallops

1 pound raw peeled deveined jumbo shrimp

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Steamed rice, for serving

Method

  1. Heat medium fry pan over medium heat. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and peppercorns and stir constantly for about 3 minutes, or until seeds become toasted and fragrant. Cool completely.
  2. Transfer spice mixture to mini food processor. Add coconut, vinegar, onion, ginger, garlic, and chile and blend to form a paste.
  3. Heat oil in heavy, large pot over low heat. Add paste and sauté until fragrant and some of juices evaporate, 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomato, curry leaves, turmeric, chili powder and a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 minutes, or until tomato pieces are tender and melting into sauce.
  4. Stir in coconut milk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Stir in scallops and shrimp. Stir in about 1/2 cup water to thin curry sauce to desired consistency. Return curry to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, or until shrimp and scallops are just cooked through.
  5. Divide among shallow wide soup plates, top with cilantro, and serve immediately with steamed rice.
2 Comments
  1. Love curry dishes Chef Stone. I had an opportunity to taste a number ofcyrry disbes while I was deployed in Kuwait. I’ll be trying your recipe. Chef PLEASE, PLEASE bring back the Dura-Pan 4 Piece Chef’s Square Saute Set. I missed out on that set. It has 230 reviews with 4.8 stars so it’s a highly rated customer pick. I would kill for that set….really.

  2. I like every curtis stone we have bought. I have the 8 inch fry pan. I want to buy a 10 or 11 inch pan. I dont want to have to buy two or three to get one. Curtis, can you help?

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