Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Shrimp Masala Ingredients and Preparation Ingredients Measures Canola oil 1 + 2 teaspoons Garlic clove, smashed 1 Yellow onion, coarsely chopped ½ Garam masala (an Indian spice) (Or, mix together ¼ teaspoon each of ground cardamom, cumin, and coriander, along with a dash of cinnamon and a dash of black pepper.) ¾ teaspoon Tomato puree (or puree diced tomatoes in a blender or food processor) 1 cup Plain low-fat yogurt ½ cup Large shrimp, peeled and deveined ¾ pound Salt ¼ teaspoon Dash of cayenne pepper (optional) Directions Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, and sauté 3-4 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in garam masala and cook another minute. Remove from heat. Add onion mixture, tomato puree, and yogurt to a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, and sauté 4 minutes. Stir in masala sauce, reduce heat, and simmer 3-5 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through. Serve over basmati rice.
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