Burmese Shrimp and Squash Curry


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Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour

Description

A delicious traditional curry served frequently in Burmese homes.

Ingredients

1 pound
shrimp
2  
small summer squash
1/4 cup
vegetable oil
1/2  
onion
5 tablespoons
fish sauce
3 cloves
garlic
1 teaspoon
cayenne powder
1 teaspoon
turmeric
1 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
water
2 tablespoons
fresh cilantro

Instructions

Peel, devein, and take the tails off the shrimp.

Cut squash into 1 inch chunks.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat.   Add the onion, fish sauce, garlic, cayenne powder, turmeric, and cumin and sauté until the onion softens, about three minutes.  Add the salt and water.  Cover pan and let simmer until water is reduced to about a half cup.

Add squash and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add shrimp to frying pan and cook for 5 more minutes.  Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Serve over Jasmine rice.

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