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Goan-Style Prawn Pot

with Toasted Coconut and Coriander

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot

Goan-Style Prawn Pot - A fiery-hot dish from India's beautiful coastal province

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342
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1 hr
Preparation
3 h. 30 min.
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moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
4 ounces fresh Coconut meat
1 piece Cinnamon stick (about 3 cm)
1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
2 Cloves
½ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Turmeric
2 Red onions (about 100 grams)
3 Garlic cloves
1 piece Ginger root (about 50 grams)
1 green Chile pepper
4 Tomatoes
1 ½ pounds Shrimp (without head and shell, each about 40 grams)
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Tamarind paste (from a jar)
Salt
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
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Kitchen utensils

1 large Skillet, 1 Small skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Box grater, 1 Lid, 1 Immersion blender (or mini chopper)

Preparation steps

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 1

Coarsely grate coconut flesh; let dry on a plate for 2-3 hours. Discard coconut rind.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 2

Break the cinnamon into small pieces. In a small pan over medium heat, toast cinnamon, coriander, cumin and cloves until fragrant and beginning to smoke. Transfer to a plate and wipe the pan with a paper towel.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 3

Add dried coconut to pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until light-brown.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 4

Add pepper flakes and turmeric and cook briefly.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 5

Finely grind ingredients with an immersion blender (or mini chopper). 

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 6

Peel onions and garlic and chop finely. Peel and finely grate ginger. Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry and cut into rings.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 7

Rinse tomatoes, wipe dry, cut into quarters and remove seeds. Cut tomatoes into large pieces.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 8

Cut along the back of shrimp to devein, then rinse shrimp and pat dry.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 9

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant, 2-3 minutes.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 10

Add ginger and chile and cook 1 minute.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 11

Add coconut-spice mixture, tamarind and tomatoes. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) water and bring to a boil.

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Goan-Style Prawn Pot preparation step 12

Season the shrimp with salt. Add to skillet, cover and cook over low heat until opaque, 3-5 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and vinegar and serve immediately, with rice or crispy papadums if desired.

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