Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson
Episode: TV Dinners
Thai Yellow Pumpkin and Seafood Curry
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk (about 1 2/3 cups)
  • 1 to 2-tablespoons yellow (or red) Thai curry paste
  • 1 1/2 cups fish stock (I use boiling water and concentrated fish bouillon; cubes will do)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce (recommended: Nam Pla)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 lemongrass stalks, each cut into 1/3's and bruised with the flat of a knife
  • 3 lime leaves, stalked and cut into strips, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 1/4 pounds pumpkin or butter nut squash, peeled and cut into large, bite-sized chunks
  • 1 pound 2 ounces salmon fillet, preferably organic, skinned and cut into large, bite-sized chunks
  • 1 pound 2 ounces peeled raw shrimp
  • Bok Choy or any other green vegetables of your choice
  • 1/2 to 1 lime, juiced or more to taste
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

Skim the thick creamy top off the can of coconut milk and put it into a large saucepan or casserole with the curry paste, over medium heat. Let it sizzle and, using a fork, whisk or wooden spoon, beat cream and paste together until combined. Still beating gently, add the rest of the coconut milk, fish stock, fish sauce, sugar, lemongrass, lime leaves (if using) and turmeric. Bring to a boil and then add the pumpkin. Cook on a fast simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 15 minutes, although different sorts of pumpkins can vary enormously in the time they take to cook; some squash can take a little as 5 minutes.

As I mentioned, you can cook the curry up until this part in advance, maybe leaving the pumpkin with a tiny bit of bite to it (it will soften and cook as the pan cools). Either way, when you're about 5 minutes from wanting to eat, get ready to cook the seafood.

So, to the robustly simmering pan, add the salmon and shrimp (if you're using frozen shrimp they'll need to go in before the salmon). When the salmon and shrimp have cooked through, which shouldn't take more than 3 to 4 minutes, stir in any green vegetable you're using - sliced, chopped or shredded as suits - and tamp down with a wood spoon. When the bok choy is wilted, or other green vegetable is cooked, squeeze in the juice of half a lime, stir and taste and add the juice of the remaining half if you feel it needs it. Take the pan off the heat and pour the curry into a large bowl, and sprinkle over the cilantro; the point is that the cilantro goes in just before serving. Serve with more chopped cilantro for people to add their own bowls as they eat, and some plain Thai or basmati rice.

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Yellow Curry Powder

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

The Shrimp Mofongo

Recipe courtesy of La Guaguita

Shrimp and Grits

On TV

Extra Virgin

10am | 9c

Extra Virgin

10:30am | 9:30c

Extra Virgin

11am | 10c

Extra Virgin

11:30am | 10:30c

Taco Trip

12pm | 11c

Food Truck Nation

12:30pm | 11:30c

Taco Trip

1pm | 12c

Taco Trip

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Man v. Food

10pm | 9c

Man v. Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Man v. Food

11pm | 10c

Man v. Food

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Man v. Food

2am | 1c

Man v. Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Man v. Food

3am | 2c

Man v. Food

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here