Curried Shrimp


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Appears in

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Sweet Hands

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

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This is a popular curry in roti shops and is often paired with Curried Aloo and Dalpuri or Paratha Roti to make a delicious meal.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Trinidad curry powder
  • ¼ Scotch bonnet pepper or other hot red chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shado beni or cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix shrimp, scallions, onion, turmeric, cumin, curry powder, chili pepper, and shado beni together in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan. Add the tomatoes and cook 1 minute. Add the shrimp mixture.
  3. Add 1 cup of water and simmer until shrimp turn pink. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with Aloo Talkari, Dalpuri, Paratha Roti, or rice.