Saturday, January 24, 2015

Coconut Milk Shrimp


We started the morning off with a strenuous hike at Piestewa Peak mountain. The trail we took is at the very north end of the park where the road ends. We climbed a rocky loop around the mountain top and hiked back on the other side. From the top we had a nice view of the taller buildings downtown Phoenix and the not so nice pollution.


Here is a quick and easy meal that you can throw together any night of the week. 20 to 40 minutes tops and the timing is based on the type of rice that you use. For this dish I used jasmine which is a long grain variety of rice that has a subtle nutty flavor and a soft, sticky texture when cooked. The shrimp I used was the Wild Argentinean red shrimp from Trader Joe’s, which are sold already prepped and ready to go. I switched out the full fat coconut milk to the light stuff and thought that this dish was still full of great flavor.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 small onion (chopped)
2 to 3 carrots (cut into matchsticks)
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 can light coconut milk
2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
1 pound Wild Argentinean red shrimp 20 to 25
Steamed rice, white or brown (2 cups)
1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
2 limes (cut into wedges)

To prepare:

Heat oil over medium-high heat a large skillet, add onion, carrot and chili flakes, about 3 to 5 minutes.


Stir in coconut milk and tomato, cook about 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, turn halfway about 4 minutes total.


Spoon shrimp mixture on top of rice and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

77 comments:

  1. SImply damn delicius and comforting!!!

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  2. Your hike sound amazing, Cheri. And so does this dish. Yum! Thank you so much.

    Dena @Gathering Flavors

    PS I SOOOO wish we had a Trader Joe's nearby.

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    1. Hi Dena, if we lived closer I know we would visit. Thanks!

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  3. This looks so delicious and is exactly the kind of thing we like on weeknights. I love Tader Joe's shrimp, although I haven't seen this variety. Also, their light coconut milk is really good and so much better for us! Hope all is well. xo

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  4. What a great hike. I love jasmine rice - it's my favourite as it's very aromatic. Your coconut milk dish would have plenty of flavour and I love how it can be quickly put together xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, jasmine is my favorite too!

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  5. I'm envious of the hike and the views you enjoyed. This shrimp dish sounds so good!

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  6. Oh yum! This looks wonderful and I love how easy it is to put together!

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    1. Thanks Chris, it's a quick bowl of comfort.

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  7. Good exercise and a wonderful meal, I really love quick and easy and delicious meals.

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  9. Wonderful meal, Cheri! Looks amazing!

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  10. Scrumptious recipe, Cheri! looks so yumm and easy to put together! I'm always up for a quick and easy meal!

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  11. The shrimp looks so good! I love dishes with coconut milk and I usually choose to light kind too. :)

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    1. Thanks Betty, this is really comfort food.

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  12. Kudos to you for hiking, Cheri. Getting out in nature is sooo good for you on sooo many levels. I truly need to take time out for my bike rides on the beach...Truly want to make time to make this luscious coconut milk shrim, too. I trust TJs in LA will carry the same shrimp =)

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    1. Hi Kim, hopefully they do, love that store!

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  13. Chilies, coconut, shrimp and cilantro. Not much better than that in my opinion. Love those cacti, too.

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  14. Shrimp and cococnut a match made in heaven..

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  15. Cheri , I bet the view of downtown Phoenix was breathtaking . Love cooking with coconut milk , I am pinning . :)

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    1. Thanks Nee, it was....amazing what a different point of view means!

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  16. Mind kind of meal. Well done, lady!

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  17. That coconut gravy is hard to resist! Yum!

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    1. Thanks Angie, never thought about it like that your right it was good.

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  18. What a great hike and fantastic views. The shrimp and coconut sounds great perfect for a weeknight meal.

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    1. Hi Karen, Arizona is wonderful in the winter, thanks!

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  19. A great Argentinian style twist on the shrimp, it looks irresistible :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. Always open to a new shrimp recipe and this one looks yummy. My husband just told me this week that he was thinking he could probably eat rice once a week (hint, hint...) and jasmine is a favorite. I like brown and wild rice as well. He likes the black rice but I find it too sweet for my taste (even though I LOVE sweets!).

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    1. Hi Mindy, funny thing my husband loves the wild rice too, that's the one that I make the least.

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  21. This dish sounds so flavorful and I love using coconut milk! Delicious dish, Cheri!

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  22. This looks like such a fresh and colorful dish! I love the touch of cilantro and lime, too!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, the cilantro and lime make the dish!

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  23. I've been hooked on using light coconut milk lately, too, Cheri! I love this simple shrimp dish. It's so rich yet light.

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    1. Thanks Monica, we use the light most of the time too!

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  24. Hi Cheri, your hike sounds like so much fun, along with the view below, sans pollution! Love your dish. I like coconut milk in a variety of dishes, including Indian too. Have a great week while we submit to the elements, namely snow.

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    1. Hi Peggy, might sound strange but I would love to be snowed in only because we are in the desert.

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  25. Looks like a fun hike. I haven't been to Phoenix in 11-12 years. It is an interesting place! I adore shrimp made like this and the lighter version is a winner. I wish we had a Trader Joe's close by - but no luck. Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Tricia, I am such a big fan of Trader Joe's, if you ever come in the winter let me know.

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  26. Hi Cheri, oh I used Jasmine rice too. I like the fragrance. Hmm this quick and easy coconut milk shrimp must be tasty ... perfect to have them with rice ya !

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  27. Sounds like a good hike with great views. And your shrimp looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Pam, this is my favorite kind of day.

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  28. My boyfriend is going to love this! What a perfect weeknight meals, and what a delightful hike it sounds like you had!

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  29. Cheri, you've done it again, my mouth is watering, this looks amazing!

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  30. What a brilliant hike and dish - scrumptious.
    Have a wonderfully happy day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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  31. This looks so tasty, Cheri. My husband would love it and, best of all, it looks like I can make it quickly, perfect for a weeknight.

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  32. This is just excellent. Tons of flavor, easy to make. What more can one ask? Good stuff -- thanks.

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  33. What a delightful dish, Cheri, and one I've not tried making myself. I like the idea of using wild caught shrimp that are already cleaned and deveined for a quick meal like this. Great flavors! The last time we were in the Phoenix area (which was about 6-7 years ago, we hiked the Pinnacle Peak and Squaw Peak trails. Great exercise and beautiful views!

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    1. Hi Susan, those trails are the best aren't they, love the fact that they are right smack dab in the middle of the city. Thanks!

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  34. Thats just my kind of dish - simple yet full of flavors. Would enjoy it with some tomato or lemon rice perhaps :D

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