Mussels and Shrimp in Light Curry

Servings

4

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Prep Time

15 min

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Cook Time

20-25 min

Looking for an Indian recipe that’s going to impress your guests without requiring hours over a hot stove? This one is always a hit, with rich, creamy mild curry flavours. Served with the fluffiest rice and a wedge of warm naan, this is comfort food at its finest.

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Recipe calls for

Ingredients

  • 2 lb cleaned mussels
  • 10 shrimp, cleaned and shelled
  • 2 strips thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 tbsp Patak’s® Mild Curry Spice Paste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 5 stalks thyme leaves, stems discarded
  • 1 large carrot, julienned 
  • ⅓ medium fennel bulb, julienned
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 can (425 g) diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup sherry or dry white wine
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream, 10% 
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Instructions

  1. In a large pot on medium heat, add oil and bacon and cook until it starts to crisp, 5-7 min.
  2. Add garlic, onions, fennel, carrots and thyme and simmer until softened, about 5 min.
  3. Rinse mussels with cold water and remove any beards; place in bowl.
  4. Add Patak’s® Mild Curry Spice Paste, stir and simmer 2 min to release the paste flavours.
  5. Add sherry and shrimp; simmer until shrimp cooks, 2 min. 
  6. Stir in the can of tomatoes and bring to a simmer.  Slowly pour cream into pot while stirring.
  7. Add mussels and simmer until shells open – discard any mussels that do not open. 
  8. Serve with your favourite baguette.
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Allergy icon Notes

For more broth, add 1 cup of fish or chicken stock.

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