Thai Style Shrimp
|Garlic||4 Clove (20 gm) (peeled)|
|Fresh ginger root||1 Inch|
|Jalapeno pepper||1 (fresh)|
|Powdered turmeric||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Onion||1 Medium, diced|
|Medium shrimp||1 Pound (peeled and deveined)|
|Tomatoes||2 , diced (seeded)|
|Coconut milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped basil||3 Tablespoon (fresh)|
1. Combine the garlic, ginger, jalapeno, salt and turmeric in the container of a food processor or blender. Process to a smooth paste. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until translucent, stirring frequently. Mix in the spice paste, and cook for a few minutes to release the oils.
3. Add shrimp, and cook for a few minutes until pink, then add the tomatoes and coconut milk. Cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer an additional 5 minutes to thicken the sauce. Stir in the fresh basil during the last minute of cooking.