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Bangladesh-Steamed Shrimp with Mustard and Green Chili June 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Island girl @ 5:49 pm

Harvest in Bangladesh from godgrown.net

Bangladesh is very fertile land for crops but natural disasters often plague the nations farmland. Rice, tea and mustard are the crops most produced. From Bangladesh we made BHAPA CHINGRI – Steamed shrimp with mustard and green chili.  You will find turmeric, green chili and mustard in many recipes.

This recipe is from Virtual Bangladesh:

1lb medium/large shrimp, cleaned and deveined

2tsp brown mustard seeds

1T water

1/4c finely chopped onion

2 green chili (thai) with seeds!

1/4t ground turmeric

1/2t red chili powder

3T mustard oil

1/2c and additional 1/4t salt

Rub the shrimp with the 1/4c cup of the salt and set aside for 5-10 minutes.  Gently wash away the salt over cold water and pat dry.  Coarsely ground the mustard seeds and transfer to a stainless steel bowl.  Add a tablespoon of water and mix thoroughly with the onion, green chili, turmeric, chili powder and oil. Cover the bowl and set the seasoned shrimp aside for 10 minutes.  Place the bowl in a pan of boiling water and steam shrimp for 10 minutes covered until done.  Stir shrimp half way through.


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