Shrimp Poached in Coconut Milk with Fresh Herbs (Yerra Moolee)
Shrimp Poached in Coconut Milk with Fresh Herbs (Yerra Moolee)
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    No matter what food is cooked in it or what spices are added, coconut milk never loses its distinct sweet flavor. Instead, it enriches all the other flavors. In this dish from Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India, fresh juicy shrimps are gently poached in herb-laced coconut milk. The spicing here is intentionally kept very subtle, so that the natural flavors of the shrimp and the coconut milk can be relished to their fullest. Yerra Moolee, with its shimmering ivory-white sauce, can be made to taste much hotter than this recipe by increasing the quantity of green chilies.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds shrimp, preferably large to medium (about 28–32 shrimp per pound)
    • 7 tablespoons light vegetable oil
    • 2 cups finely chopped onions
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground or crushed fresh ginger root
    • 2 green chilies, or more, to taste, seeded and minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    • 3 cups coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (or substitute 1 tablespoon dry cilantro leaves)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 618 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 46 g 71.03%
    • Saturated Fat: 24 g 120.48%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 191 mg 63.5%
    • Sodium: 1354 mg 56.42%
    • Calcium: 122 mg 12.21%
    • Potassium: 528 mg 15.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 24.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.97%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 24 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 6.62%
    • Vitamin C 14.26%
    • Vitamin D 0.76%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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