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Shrimp And Onion Stew Recipe

Shrimp And Onion Stew

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"Onions, and lots of them, are the basis for this stew. The red gravy and pink shrimp make this a colorful dish. Serve over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until soft. Stir in garlic, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  2. Add shrimps; cook just until shrimp turn pink and begin to curl.
  3. Mix in turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix in tomato paste and water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Add more water if necessary to prevent sticking. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2003

Make sure you like onions for this one! Tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2005

I added 1 tsp of curry, a cup of white wine and my left over rice was very tasty. If you like the base, shrimp & with it..make it your own.

Feb 02, 2004

This was very tasty...I used frozen cooked shrimp and a lot less oil and it was still delicious.

Jun 06, 2011

It was yummy... i used curry instead of turmeric. I added 1 cup of brown rice to the recipe and obviously more water, stirred it often so it wouldn't get stuck. If you add the rice make sure you add enough water. It wont ruin the recipe. I also made some falafel balls to complement it :). Great for a rainy day. I tried it another day adding carrots and potatoes. yum!

Dec 19, 2007

We lightened up a little on the onions. We were happy the way this turned out and it was a good way to use up some left over shrimp we had in the freezer.

Nov 20, 2004

This was a success! My husband, who doesn't particularly like shrimp, asked me to make it again (!) this time with curry powder instead of turmeric. I browned the onions instead of just softening them, which I think gave the whole dish a slightly mellower flavor.

Mar 22, 2010

I loved this recipe. It was so easy. I did make a few tweeks. I used three different onions; shallot, yellow onion, and white onion. I browned this instead of just softening. I also diced up a green bell pepper and threw that in with the garlic. I used a little more tumeric than called for and it was spot on! I think I would go a little lighter on the black pepper though. It was a tiny bit spicer than I would have liked. I served this over brown rice and with a spinach & goat cheese salad. Delish!

Jul 23, 2009

I LOVED this recipe..I didn't have any tomato paste so i used 1/2 c. crushed tomatoes instead..served it over rice. VERY tasty.


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 476 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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