Fiery, Curried Shrimp

Fiery, Curried Shrimp, Picture
1. Slice all of the vegetables, being real careful with the hot peppers, into strips. Place these in a Teflon pan along with a little oil, and saute over a high heat, flipping often until they begin to get some color. All you're doing is getting some color, and softening the vegetables a little. You're not cooking them all the way.

2. Add the Jamaican Curry Blend, stir it in, then add the Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Orange Juice Concentrate, the Wine, and finally the sliced waterchestnuts. Cook for another 5 minutes or so to let the flavors blend. Ron's Note:
You can get this prepared, up to a day ahead, as I did. Just store it in a plastic container in the refrigerator.

3. Heat the sauce to almost boiling, and add the Sour Cream, use additional sour cream if you want to counteract the heat level. Bring it almost to a boil, and add the Shrimp. Cook about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink. I used high heat, and stirred it every minute, or so, to keep the mixture from coming to a boil. This part of the process will take about 10 minutes total, so plan cooking the rice with the timing in mind.

Ron's Note:
Don't let this mixture come to a full, rolling boil, or the Sour Cream will separate. Once this happens the sauce will be ruined, as there's no way to bring it back together.

4. To plate the rice, Place a large pile in the center of a plate, then push it out to the edges to make a dam for the Curried Shrimp. Then place the Curried Shrimp in the center, and garnish with Chives or Scallions.

Ron's Note:
This "Black Rice" took a whole hour to cook! I started it before I finished the sauce, and I'm glad I did. The Basmati Rice that I normally cook would have taken only 20 - 25 minutes.

5. My buddy, Tim, had a real problem with the heat in this dish. As he was eating, he mixed it all together, trying to cool it down. Then, when he was about 1/2 done, he added another 3/4 cup Sour Cream. This worked for him, and he stopped complaining. For me, it had just a pleasant amount of heat, and I added nothing, nor, did I mix it all up, but kept the portions separate.

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