Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blending of Flavors

Blending of Flavors, originally uploaded by emmasdaughter.

Blending of Indian Flavors

This recipe came to me tonight after spending the day in Syracuse at the regional market and my two favorite ethnic grocers. It is a combination of a couple of Indian recipes. The dish contains okra, shrimp, onions, peppers, coconut and Indian spices.

Shrimp & Okra Saute
1 Tbs Sesame Oil
1 Tbs Nut Oil (peanut, walnut, almond)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 cp thinly sliced onion
1 thinly sliced sweet red pepper
2 thinly sliced hot peppers (optional)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
15 okra pods, washed, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbs coconut powder

Heat oil over medium high heat. Add cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds and add vegetables and all of the spices. Saute until onion is soft but not brown. Add okra, and a bit of water if needed. Saute for approximately 20 minutes until the okra is cooked but not overly soft. Add shrimp and cook until pink.
Garnish with coconut powder sprinkled over top.

serve with basmati cumin rice and naan for a wonderful, flavorful meal.

1 comment:

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

I saw the picture on your flickr and just had to come see the recipe. It sounds as good as it looks!