Skip the restaurant and make our Curried Coconut Shrimp with Wheat Berries at home. Our Curried Coconut Shrimp with Wheat Berries recipe is full of flavor.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 cup wheat berries, soaked 8 to 10 hours, drained
2 Tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 lb. large uncooked deveined large shrimp with shells and tails left on, peeled,
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (13.5 oz.) lite coconut milk
1-1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, toasted
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Let's Make It
Place wheat berries in medium saucepan. Add 1-1/2 qt. (6 cups) cold water. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 50 minutes to 1 hour or until berries are tender. Drain; cover to keep warm.
Mix sugar, curry powder and ground red pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp; seal bag. Shake bag gently to completely coat shrimp with the seasoning mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil in large skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add wheat berries; mix lightly. Spoon onto serving platter; cover to keep warm. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in skillet. Add shrimp; cook 2 or 3 minutes or just until shrimp begin to curl and turn pink. Add coconut milk and lime juice; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over wheat berry mixture; sprinkle with coconut.
Serve this flavorful main dish with a fruit salad for a balanced meal.
See our on-line video, "Cooking Wheat Berries," for additional tips on cooking this delicious grain!
How to Pre-Soak Wheat Berries
Rinse wheat berries and place in medium bowl. Add enough water to cover by a few inches. Let stand at room temperature for 8 to 10 hours. Drain, then use as directed in recipe.
Wheat berries will double in size when they are cooked.
How to Test Wheat Berries for Doneness
Test for doneness by removing a grain and tasting. It will be chewy with a soft center.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fiber 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.