Bengal is known for its fish and seafood dishes. Here is a recipe that is commonly cooked.
1-1.5 pounds of shrimp
1 medium sized onion
3 cloves of garlic
1small chunk of fresh ginger peeled and chopped
3 dried chili peppers
2-3 chilies(if you prefer heat)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp old bay spice or paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
pinch of black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup regular milk (or coconut milk)
5-6 tbs of oil
Put onion, garlic, ginger, and dried pepper in a blender.
Add 1/2 cup of water. (if using a food processor do not use water)
keep mixture to the side while you prepare the shrimp.
Put shrimp in a large bowl.
Add turmeric, salt, cumin, paprika(old bay), oregano,
black pepper, cloves, and bay leaf.
Mix together and let marinate for 5- 10 minutes.
Put skillet or frying pan on stove on high heat, add oil
Heat for 3-5 minutes then turn down to medium.
Add the onion mixture you made in the blender
or food processor to the pan. (take caution, it will sizzle)
Stir briefly. When it bubbles add shrimp.
Cook for 10-12 minutes on medium high heat stirring occasionally.
At this point you may add more chilies.
Add milk and let cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Taste to check the salt content (add more if needed).
Garnish, serve, and Enjoy!
Recipe by sabrina
Posted by- Sabrina
Photographs by Naz