Bengal Shrimps
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
15 ingredients
4 servings
This is an aromatic prawn/shrimp dish. It is easy to make, and do not let the spices put you off! I explain which to use, and you can use what is available to you.It's either a saucy main dish with rice and a large salad, or served as a chowder starter, with bread. I use a Cape Malay curry powder, which is mild and spicy, but any really mild curry or masala will do, as this is not a curry dish. You can make up a spice mixture, and keep it in an airtight bottle. Choose at least 5 from the following list: fennel seeds, cumin seeds or ground cumin, coriander seeds (crushed), pinch ground cloves, cardamom seeds, black pepper, star aniseed and ground cinnamon. Preparation time does not include time taken for cleaning the shrimps. It's easiest to buy the shrimps (prawns to us!) frozen, but choose large ones! If the shirmps are deveined and headless, and the shells are soft, there is no need to peel them. The shells add to the flavour! I used 4 medium, very ripe fresh tomatoes, peeled, but canned is fine.

Categories:  <-30-mins , african , main-dish , south-african , shellfish , shrimp , curries , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (21.85 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 27.97 Calories from Fat 7.74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.86g 5.29%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 3.17%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 295.33mg 49.22%
Total Carbohydrate 6.33g 8.44%
Dietary Fiber 3.17 g 50.7%
Sugars 1.1 g %
Protein 1.01g 8.07%
Vitamin A 23.18IU% Vitamin C 7.69mg%
Calcium 50.62mg% Iron 1.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shrimp, chopped tomatoes, coconut cream, oyster sauce