Originally from India, curry is a mixture of spices that gives flavor to numerous dishes, from stews of meat to fish, seafood or vegetables.
Although its ingredients may vary, there are some essential spices in this seasoning, such as turmeric that gives it that characteristic yellowish color; the mustard, which can be white, black or brown which gives a spicy touch along with the chilli pepper and black pepper; the particular flavor of cumin and cilantro with citrus notes.
Also, there are different names for each curry. From the famous curry from Madras, reddish and quite spicy, as are the Tikka and Vindaloo, to the Korma, yellowish and mildly spicy. In Thailand, red, yellow, or green curry paste is accessible, depending on the spices and the intensity of spicy they contain.
This spice brings a touch of flavor to a delicious soup of prawns and monkfish. Enjoy your meal!
Ingredients for 3-4 servings
- 1/2 white onion
- Two cloves of garlic
- One branch of celery
- 1/4 fennel
- 1/2 red chili, without seeds
- Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- One teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 glass of dry white wine
- 400 g of crushed tomato
- 150 g of pumpkin, grated
- 300 ml of fish broth
- 200-250 g of monkfish
- 6-8 peeled prawns
- ½ lemon or lime
- Fresh parsley
- Black sesame seeds
- Ground black pepper
Step by step elaboration
- Grate the pumpkin and save it for later.
- Peel and chop the onion and garlic cloves. Chop the celery, fennel, and chili.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan and poach all the vegetables over low heat until soft.
- Add the curry powder and stir over low heat for one minute. Add some wine, raise the fire, and let the alcohol evaporate.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, the grated pumpkin, and the fish stock — Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Grind and season to taste.
- Chop the monkfish and add to the pan — cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Finally, with the fire off, add the shrimp tails, cover again and let them cook with the residual heat.
- Serve immediately with a few pieces of lemon or lime, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, black sesame seeds and fresh chopped parsley.
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- The monkfish and prawns can be substituted by salmon, lobster or other fish or seafood to taste of the consumer.
- For an extra point of flavor, add a teaspoon of ground curry to the sofrito of the vegetables.
- If you don’t like spicy, eliminate the chili or use less quantity.
- For a more ‘soupy’ consistency, dispense the crushed tomatoes and add a little more fish stock. A more rustic presentation is achieved, and time is saved.