Indulge in a flavorful and mouth-watering dish with our paleo shrimp curry recipe. A delicious and quick meal that is perfect for any occasion. With succulent, juicy shrimp delicately spiced with cumin, coriander, and cinnamon, this curry will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied.
Shrimp is a great source of protein and can be a helpful addition to a balanced diet. This recipe packs all of the warmth of curry and is ideal for serving alongside cauliflower rice, or even just with a side of roasted broccoli.
Cooking shrimp can be tricky because it is easy to overcook and become rubbery. However, with our recipe, we share tips to help you attain the perfect balance of tenderness and a delectable flavor that will leave you craving for more.
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 6 cardamon pods
• 6 cloves
• 1 bay leaf
• 2 green chilies, chopped
• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
• 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1 bell pepper, chopped into ½-inch pieces
• 1 ½ cups tomatoes, cut into chunks
• 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
• Half a handful fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnishing
• Cooking fat
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
How to Make Shrimp Curry
In a Dutch oven or large skillet, over medium heat, add some cooking fat and the chopped onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and translucent. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and bell pepper, and bring to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until tomatoes and bell peppers have softened.
Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and cloves to the pot. Cook and stir for another minute.
Remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaf from the pot. Stir in the minced ginger, minced garlic, ground cumin, and ground coriander. Start with 1 teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and continue seasoning to taste. Cook and stir for 30 seconds.
Add the peeled and deveined raw shrimp to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are evenly pink and cooked through about 3-4 minutes.
Serve in bowls garnished with chopped cilantro. Adjust seasoning with more sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
More Shrimp Recipes
Do you love shrimp? If so, the list of recipes below is going to revolutionize your meal plan. So many tasty ways to add this lean protein to your menu. Bookmark your favorites to make soon.
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- Spicy Shrimp Recipe
- Cajun-Style Shrimp Recipe
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Paleo Shrimp Curry
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 cardamom pods
- 6 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 green chilies chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 bell pepper chopped into ½-inch pieces
- 1 ½ cups tomatoes cut into chunks
- 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped for garnish
- 2 tablespoon cooking fat
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Heat a pot or large skillet over medium heat with cooking fat and sauté onion until it turns soft and translucent. Stir occasionally.1 onion, 2 tablespoon cooking fat
- Add chopped tomatoes, chili, and bell pepper to the skillet, let it simmer for 15 minutes. Cover and cook until the vegetables have softened.1 bell pepper, 1 ½ cups tomatoes, 2 green chilies
- Stir in cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, bay leaf, and cloves, and cook for a minute.1 cinnamon stick, 6 cardamom pods, 6 cloves, 1 bay leaf
- Remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaf from the skillet, then add minced ginger, minced garlic, ground cumin, and ground coriander. Season with 1 teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook, and stir for 30 seconds.1 teaspoon fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Next, add the peeled and deveined raw shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they turn pink and are cooked through, which should take around 3-4 minutes.1 lb raw shrimp
- Dish out into bowls, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Season with additional sea salt and black pepper as desired.1 cup fresh cilantro
- This recipe is also excellent with lobster or scallops.
- Adjust the heat with more or less chili to taste.