Num pachok kari pakon .
(Shrimp curry noodle soup. )
Khmer loves curry; curry beef, curry chicken, curry duck, curry buffalo, curry snake, curry eel, curry snail, curry fish or curry vegetables. You name it Khmer people cook it. Curry not only taste good but our people believe eating curry or turmeric will prevent colon cancer.
My family always cook curry on big occasions specially for breakfast during the New Year week’s, any leftover we would eat again for lunch or dinner. Some of my relatives like shrimp curry with rice, some likes with hot French bread, but most like shrimp curry with rice vermicelli noodles.
Rich, thick and delicious shrimp curry is Khmer Krom recipe with Indian influenced. It’s very easy to prepare and it take very little time to cook.
- Ingredients :
- 8 Cups water
- 1 Package rice vermicelli noodles
- ¼ lb Bean sprout, washed and drained
- 1 Cucumber, peeled and julienne
- A handful mint, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Yellow onion, chopped
- 1 Large canned coconut milk
- 2 Cups water
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 to 2 lbs Fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 1 Cup water
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- Procedures :
Put 8 cups water in a large pot, cook till water bubbling, add noodle and cook till noodle tender. Pour cooked noodle in a colander, rinsed with cold water, drained and set a side.
In a large bowl, mix bean sprouts with cucumber and mint leaves together, set a side.
Heat up a soup pot.
When soup pot is hot, add oil, saute' garlic and onion, stirs, add coconut milk and 2 cups of water, stirs well.
Seasoning with curry powder, fish sauce, salt, sugar and black pepper, stirs, add shrimp and cook till shrimp turns pink color.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1 cup water, mix well, pour cornstarch mixture in to soup pot, stirs well, simmering till sauce thicken.
Serve hot with noodles, bread or rice.
To serve with noodles: Put some mix vegetables in a bowl, add some cooked noodle on top, pour curry shrimp over and serve immediately.
To serve with bread: Serve curry shrimp in a bowl along with hot French bread.
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