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Shrimp With Brown Sauce

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Ingredients
  Shrimp 3 Pound (Medium / Jumbo Size)
  Onions 2 Medium, peeled and coarsely chopped
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), peeled and coarsely chopped
  Fresh ginger piece 1 Inch, peeled and coarsely chopped
  Vinegar 3 Tablespoon (White / Red)
  Vegetable oil 5 Tablespoon
  Fennel seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Whole)
  Whole cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 12 (Whole)
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tamarind paste 5 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped chinese parsley 3 Tablespoon (Coriander Greens / Cilantro)
Directions

Peel and devein shrimp.
Wash, drain, and dry thoroughly.
Cover and set aside.
Place the onions, garlic, ginger, and vinegar in the container of an electric blender.
Blend at high speed until you have a smooth paste.
Heat the oil in a wide, heavy-bottomed, 4-quart pot over a medium-high flame.
Drop in the whole fennel, cumin, and fenugreek seeds, and as soon as they begin to darken pour in the blender paste, using a rubber spatula to get it out quickly Stir and fry the paste for 10 to 12 minutes or until it is a golden brown.
Add the coriander, cumin, and turmeric to the fried paste, lower the heat and continue to stir and fry for 2 minutes.
Pour in the tomato sauce, raise the heat to medium, and stir and fry another 5 minutes.
Finally, add the tamarind paste, salt, pepper, cayenne, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, mace, Chinese parsley, and 1 cup of water.
Mix well, bring to a boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
(This much can be made ahead of time if necessary.) Ten minutes before serving, wipe the shrimp again.
Bring the brown sauce to a boil and drop in the shrinip.
Stir and mix well; continue cooking and stirring at high temperature from 5 to 10 minutes, until the shrimp turn opaque.
To serve: Spoon into warm serving bowl and serve with a rice dish.
Rice with Peas might be nice, with a vegetable, a dal, and a few relishes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Shrimp

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