Charleston South Carolina City Stroll + Lil’s Shrimp Curry Recipe

I was recently in Charleston, South Carolina for the first time to visit my dear friend, Linda.  We had not seen each other since 1987.  A long time, indeed, passed; nonetheless, we were happily reunited!  Linda was a gracious tour guide and I was deliriously happy with the beauty of Charleston.  These photos are a small sample because my camera decided to have a hissy fit just as we we entered the part of town that looks French. (Really charming houses that had a French feeling.

Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

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Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

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Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

 

 

Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

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Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

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Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

I reminisced about Linda’s mother, Lil and her father, Willard.  They were sweet, generous and progressive people, who loved their children and their children’s friends.  Lil was a terrific cook, who taught me how to make apple pie. (It was really simple. I loved that!)

Linda made Lil’s Curry Shrimp Recipe which I share the recipe, with Linda’s permission, with you all.  This is a true family recipe. It is a make a day ahead recipe, to let the flavors marinate, for serving lots of people.  Included are Linda’s recipe measurements for halving the amount.  We ate the curried shrimp dish the same day on jasmine rice.

This recipe is for the Fiesta Friday #69 blog party with Angie the Novice Gardener hosted by  Juju @ cookingwithauntjuju and Amanda @ The Chunky Chef.

I have been absent from the festivities! I bring this recipe which is intended for a crowd pleasing experience.  Enjoy!

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Lil’s Shrimp Curry Recipe made by her daughter Linda April 2015

Ingredients

Note: The measurements in purple are the halved amounts to use if not feeding a crowd.

3/4 Cup Flour (1/2 C Flour)

7-8 Tsp Hot Madras Curry powder

3-4 Cloves of Garlic minced

4 Tsp salt

1/2 Tsp Ginger

2 Tsp sugar

1 Cup Minced onions

1 Cup diced pared green apples

3/4 Cup Butter or Margarine

1 Quart Chicken broth (2 cans)

2 Cups of milk (1 cup)

3 Tablespoons of butter or margarine

3 Pounds either of cleaned shelled shrimp or crab (1-1/2 Pounds of Shrimp or Crab)

1-1/2  Pounds Mushrooms cleaned and sliced

1/4 Cup Melted butter or margarine

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Method

The day before this dish is to be served, mix the four curry powder, ginger and sugar together. In a large kettle sauté the onions and apple in 3/4 cup butter until tender;

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Prepping Apples for Shrimp Curry © Ckatt May 2015

Apple and Onions Sautéing

Apple and Onions Sautéing © Ckatt May 2015

Add a tablespoon of butter then blend in flour mixture slowly.

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Sautéed Onions and Apple © Ckatt May 2015 

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Sauteed Onion and Apple with Curry Mixture © Ckatt May 2015

Stir in chicken broth and milk.

Chicken stock in curry sauce © Ckatt May 2015

Chicken stock in curry sauce © Ckatt May 2015

Cook stirring often until thick and set aside.

The Sauce is Everything! Curried Shrimp

The Sauce is Everything! Curried Shrimp © Ckatt May 2015

Next

In a large skillet, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter, add shrimp and sauté over high heat stirring with a fork for about five minutes.  At this point, Linda added a healthy amount of  chopped garlic too. (3-4 cloves)

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Shrimp sautéed with butter and garlic © Ckatt May 2015

Drain and add to shrimp curry.

Next

Place mushrooms into sauté pan, brush with two tablespoons of melted butter and broil for three minutes and then add to sauce.

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To finish squeeze in two tablespoons of lemon-about a half of a lemon.

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Add Lemon to Curry Sauce © Ckatt May 2015

Refrigerate overnight or serve immediately on your favorite rice.  Linda said, “I like a bit of heat.” It was pleasantly so…hot Madras shrimp curry!

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Curried Shrimp Recipe Plated © Ckatt May 2015

Old Digger takes a rest in the kitchen © Ckatt May 2015

Old Digger takes a rest in the kitchen © Ckatt May 2015

Enjoy! It’s spicy and delicious. Not of fan of Hot curry? Use a mild curry powder.

Street Charm of Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

Street Charm of Charleston South Carolina © Ckatt May 2015

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Spring Sidewalk Philosophy = Respite and Renewal

It is May 2015. Suddenly the sidewalk philosopher is at work in my neighborhood.

CKatt 2015 May in the city

© CKatt 2015 May in the city

My High School Geometry and Algebra teacher often wrote on the board  “Think”.

I can still hear her voice so many years later.

Ckatt May 2015 Apple Blossoms

© Ckatt May 2015 Apple Blossoms

When I see the apple blossoms of spring, hope renews.

In the fall, I will be apple picking once again.

Ckatt May 2015 You Are Funny!

© Ckatt May 2015 You Are Funny!

Humor keeps me balanced.

Ckatt May 2015 Shadows Shadow

© Ckatt May 2015 Shadows Shadow

 

The first time I saw sidewalk philosophy was in the beautiful city of Paris in 2006.  In french the word for love was painted on the sidewalk.  At dusk, I took a photo of this word.

“AMOUR”

CKatt June 2006 Amour Paris

© CKatt June 2006 Amour Paris

Keep love in your heart and the palms of your hands.

Ckatt May 2015 Arabian Horse Portrait

© Ckatt May 2015 Arabian Horse Portrait

 

 

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Southern Ways – Southern Charms – Travels In Southeastern USA

Here’s a sample of the bakery in Goose Creek, South Carolina at Publix Market.  Not only did they know my best friend, but they were polite, friendly and engaging.  And they make some very scrummy looking bakery delights.

Take a gander at the strawberries. They are gigunda!  There are dessert shots that were calling my name…sigh.  I managed to turn down all the temptations.  The young friendly baker asked me if there was anything she could help me with.  She did not stay behind the counter.  Instead she came from the back and approached me, probably drawn to my twirling eyeballs as I lusted after all the goodies in the bakery case.

Smiling I explained, I am traveling and I write a food blog. So I am taking photos. (That sounds weird. But hey, I can’t eat everything I see.)  Enjoy! Visual sugar rush!

This is Fiesta Friday #66! Join the fun. There is a new co-host, Anna @Anna International!  Many thanks to the Novice Gardner, who is the heart behind the party.

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Signs Of Life: Spring Comes to the Northland – Well almost

Gaia is turning

The sun is warming this northern latitude.

Apple Blossoms © CKatt 2015

Apple Blossoms © CKatt
2015

Flowers touched by a few warm rays

Dance in a sudden cold breeze

White Flower Dance © CKATT 2015

White Flower Dance © CKATT 2015

Empty sidewalk cafes waiting in the early rays of light

Sidewalk Cafe Whitter © CKatt 2015

Sidewalk Cafe  in Whitter © CKatt 2015

for the day will begin

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Signs of spring

Purple Azalea © CKatt 2015

Purple Azalea © CKatt 2015

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Monday Meeting — Good Pizza

kunstkitchen:

This is a moving story about pizza and paying it forward from Soul Gathering. It’s amazing what food can do for others.

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:

Meet Mason Wartman.

Mason left his job on Wall Street to start up his pizza business in Philly. Formerly on Wall Street, Wartman, 27, saw how successful $1 pizza shops are in Manhattan, then decided to move back home to Philadelphia and start up one on his own.

His Rosa’s Fresh Pizza – named for his mother – opened in December 2013.

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Little did Wartman know what it would develop into just three months later.

In March 2014, a customer asked if he could buy a slice for someone in need. It wasn’t long before Wartman got Post-It notes and drew a smiley face on them, to symbolize a free slice.

Mason places these pay it forward ‘post-its’ on the wall.

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Now, some 8,000 slices later, whenever someone hungry comes in – they can just grab a post it off the wall to pay for their meal. The post-its share…

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