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Recipe: Verra Moolee (Kerala Prawns in Coconut Milk)

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Verra Moolee (Kerala Prawns in Coconut Milk)
2 1/4 lbs large prawns (shrimp), shelled and deveined
3 1/2 fl. oz. olive or coconut oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
4 fresh hot green chile peppers, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
16 fl.oz. coconut milk
2/3 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Heat the oil and fry the onion until golden brown. Add the garlic,
ginger, and chile peppers and cook with the onions for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the spices and after a few seconds pour in the coconut milk.
Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the coconut milk has thickened
and slightly reduced.

Add the prawns and cook them gently in the spiced coconut sauce until
done, about 5 minutes. Just before serving stir in the chopped coriander

From: Jennifer Freeman
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