Shrimp Curry

Shrimp Curry Recipe:

1. Poach the shrimps in boiling salted water for about 10minutes or until they become bright pink

2. Reserve a quarter of the liquid in which the shrimps were cooked

3. Shell and devein the shrimps and set them aside

4. In a large saucepan, combine the onion, shallots,celery, carrot, apple, green pepper, chili pepper, tomato and the garlic clove

5. Add the sprig of thyme and parsley, the bay leaf, sprigs of mint, salt and ground pepper

6. Add the cayenne and curry powder and the grated rind of lime

7. Add the reserved liquid to this mixture and bring it to the boil

8. In a separate bowl, add the flour and butter to make a smooth paste

9. Add the paste, bit by bit, to the mixture

10. Let the mixture simmer for about an hour

11. Strain the liquid into another saucepan

12. Add the cooked shrimps to the saucepan and let them simmer for about 10minutes

13. Serve immediately

List of ingredients required:

2lb shrimps
1 onion, finely chopped
2 shallots, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 chilli pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 sprig of thyme and parsley, chopped
1 chopped bay leaf
2 chopped sprigs of mint
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon curry powder
Grated rind of 1 lime
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter