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Hello, welcome to my blog! I’m a nurse from NYC and I love to cook and share my love for cooking with others!

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Curry shrimp has always been a favorite dish of mine, growing up in a Jamaican household. On my trip to Thailand I noticed that coconut and curry were often cooked together as well! I found it amazing that two completely different cultures had some similarities in their way of cooking and the spices they cooked with. I’m sharing this recipe with you all in hopes that you’ll try it and let me know how you like it!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients


1 lb of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tbsp curry powder (more if you like a potent curry flavor)
1/2 can of coconut milk
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion chopped
5 sprigs of thyme
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
1 tsp adobo seasoning
1 tsp seafood seasoning
1 tsp chicken seasoning
1 tsp all purpose seasoning
1 cup water
2 tsp oil


Directions


First begin by heating your oil in a medium sized skillet on medium heat. Sautee your onions, minced garlic, and green pepper for 3 minutes and then add your adobo, all purpose, chicken, and seafood seasoning. Sautee for 1 minute and then add curry powder. Continue to sautee for another minute. Add the water and coconut milk. Cover the pot and cook the curry for 10-15 minutes. Now add your shrimp. Cook the shrimp for 10-15 minutes, covered, until pink. Enjoy!



Cooked shrimp may be used in place of raw shrimp. Be careful not to continue to cook the precooked shrimp or else shrimp will become rubbery!





Crab Fried Rice

Delicious, buttery crab meat with seasoned fried rice

Ingredients


-1/2 cup crab meat
-1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
-1 1/2 cup of cooked parboiled rice
-2 tbsp corn oil
-1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
-2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
-1 tbsp dried sweet basil
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp onion powder
-1 tsp adobo seasoning
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tbsp browning
-1 tsp hot sesame oil (optional)


Directions


Cook your parboiled rice first. Once your parboiled rice is cooked, set it to the side. Next, place your wok or frying pan on medium heat. Next add your butter to the pot and melt. Add your crab meat and sautee until butter is completely absorbed. Remove the crab meat and set to the side. Now add oil to the wok or frying pan. Wait for oil to heat and begin by adding finely chopped onion and garlic. Sautee for 2 minutes, taking care not to burn the onions or it will result in black marks in the rice. When you are done sauteeing, add your adobo, chili powder, garlic and onion powder, and dried sweet basil and continue sauteeing for 2 minutes. Now add your frozen mixed vegetables and sautee for another minute. Once you are finished sauteeing everything, add your rice and crab meat. Continue to stir until everything is evenly distributed. Add your browning and stir until all rice grains are evenly colored. Optional step: add hot sesame oil. Tip: Be careful with the sesame oil! The flavor is powerful and it’s very spicy so use with caution! Let me know in the comments what you think!




About Me

Welcome to my food blog! I’m Helena! I’ll be sharing my love for the vibrant and robust flavors of caribbean cuisine with all of you. My passion for cooking developed at the age of 15 and I’ve spent years perfecting my craft. One look at my blog will transport you right into my kitchen as I share recipes full of traditional herbs and spices native to the caribbean. I also happens to be a registered nurse at a top ranked children’s hospital in the heart of New York City.  When I’m not saving the lives of children, I’m creating delicious, home cooked island food, and healing souls, one meal at a time.