Coconut Curry Shrimp and Scallops Over Island Rice

This is the new recipe I made for our Christmas dinner this year.
 For the rice, I toasted 1 C. of sliced almonds in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then set them aside to cool.

 Next, I made the curry sauce by cooking 1/2 of a diced Spanish onion and 4 diced garlic cloves in 2 T. of butter.

 Add 1 tsp. chipotle pepper, 1/2 tsp. Spanish paprika, 1/2 tsp. curry powder and cook for 1 minute.  Then add 1/3 C. of chicken broth, 2 C. coconut milk and 1/2 tsp of salt.  Cook for 15 minutes at a low boil.  Puree in a blender.

 Keep warm until ready to serve.

 You can make any kind of rice you want to.  I sauteed 1 C. of diced onion and 1 T. diced garlic in 2 T. olive oil.  Add 2 C. basmati rice and cook stirring for 1 minute. Add 3 C. of chicken stock and 2 C. of coconut milk.  Cover the pot and place in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes.  Remove from the oven and stir in 1/2 tsp. salt, the toasted almonds and 4 T. butter.  Stir until the butter melts.

 Season the shrimp and scallops with pepper and sea salt and brown them on one side in a bit of olive oil in a heavy skillet. Turn them over and pop the pan in the 350 degree oven for 3 minutes.  Remove them from the oven and serve them with the rice and the curry sauce.  I plated them using a ring mold and poured the sauce around the rice and then placed the seafood on top and added a bit of arugula.


Suzanne said…
Oh my stars that looks good!
Patty Woodland said…
Beautiful! I needs get some ring molds. Another thing I didn't bring from my old kitchen.

He did give me a professional mandoline this year so I'm beyond thrilled about that. No more wonky sliced tomatoes in the summer from the plastic one I had. Woo hoo.
Guillaume said…
If I was not such a lazy and lousy cook, I would make this: curry, coconut and shrimps, all rolled into one dish? Sounds like heaven.
Anonymous said…
so elegant, I am such a boring cook, same old things, if I had your talent I would be more adventuresome!!This sounds and looks so lovely, the rice sounds amazing, I eat a lot of rice, I will try this recipe for sure!!Happy boxing Day!
Yet another Christmas gift to your family!
Nellie said…
Yum! How very special that is!
DELICIOUS for sure. We had shrimp for Christmas dinner too.
Anonymous said…
Looks really delicious and with those ingredients it should be impossible not to like it :-)

Have a good continuing of Yule!
Shrimp and Lobster and Oysters are three of my favorite foods and my dream is to one day have as much of it as I want to eat. :) It looks wonderful.
luckybunny said…
Boy does this ever look good! Love the flavors going on!
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chickpea678 said…
I was just looking at your mushroom soup recipe when I saw this. I have shrimp defrosting in the freezer and I think all the other ingredients! Maybe I will make a special meal tonight!