|This recipe is from a cookbook by Ismail Merchant (of "Room with a View" fame). It comes via David Steier who whipped it up for an appreciative bunch and was quick with the recipe when we asked for it. It is exactly of the genre I like- somewhere between Bombay and Paris.
1 lb raw shrimp, shelled and cleaned and dried
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon caraway or fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
4 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat the oil in a small frying pan over low heat. When hot, add the caraway/fennel seeds, chili powder and garlic; Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp, mustard, salt and lemon juice and stir well. Cover the pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir the mixture well and serve over rice.