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Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish

Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish

Tanzanian coconut curried shrimp recipe is a simple African food recipe to make for a weeknight dinner. Tanzanian curried shrimp is the favorite dish of coastal Tanzania, the addition of coconut milk adds a sweet-savory taste dimension to this dish.


Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish

Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish Coconut Curried Shrimp


Ingredients

1 pound cleaned shrimp

2 tablespoons good-quality curry
powder

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 onion, chopped finely

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 tablespoon cumin

1/2 cup coconut water



Directions

In a large saucepan brown over medium, heat the butter, curry, onions, garlic, cumin and paprika. Add remaining ingredients, cover tightly, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with ugali, vegetables or white rice.


Did you know
Tanzania’s name is a combination of the first letters of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the two states that merged to form Tanzania in 1964.



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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.