Trinidadian Shrimp Curry

Trinidadian Shrimp Curry

Welcome to, your go-to destination for premium spices and ingredients! Dive into the rich culinary tapestry of Trinidad and Tobago with this tantalizing Trinidadian Shrimp Curry recipe. Bursting with aromatic spices and succulent shrimp, this dish is sure to transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of the Caribbean. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this flavourful and easy-to-make dish!

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 25 minutes Serving Size: 8  Difficulty: Easy  


  • 1 lb (450g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Trinidadian curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup (240ml) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Cooked jasmine rice or paratha for serving


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the Trinidadian curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, paprika, and cayenne pepper, cooking for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet, stirring to coat them evenly with the spice mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp start to turn pink.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and chicken or vegetable broth, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot over cooked jasmine rice.

Enjoy this Trinidadian Shrimp Curry with its bold flavours and creamy sauce, a perfect harmony of spices and seafood that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean!


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