Meatless Friday: Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Shrimp


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Every month or so, one of my circle of friends hosts a “What A Crock” get-together, where we sign up to bring ingredients, prepare them together, divvy them up between our slow cookers, and we leave with dinner ready to go.  The last time I hosted “What A Crock,” we made a coconut curry chicken which was PHENOMENAL… and made me think, “Hmm, this is calling for some shrimp!”

Coconut Curry Shrimp


5-6 large carrots, peeled & sliced
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2 bell peppers, any color, roughly chopped
1 16.5 oz can light coconut milk
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 T curry powder
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp garam masala (feel free to make your own garam masala if there’s no Indian grocery near you)
Salt & pepper to taste
1 lb. raw shrimp of your favorite size, peeled & deveined

Place sliced carrots in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Place all remaining ingredients except shrimp in a food processor and chop to process until smooth.  Pour over carrot slices.  Cook in your slow cooker on high 2-3 hours or low 3-4 hours.  In last hour of cooking, add shrimp to slow cooker and stir until they’re all covered in sauce.  Serve with rice.

Next time, I might make this with cauliflower rice for the extra vegetable matter.  Yum-tastic!

Copyright 2014 Erin McCole-Cupp


About Author

Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find her books and other projects at her website.

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