West Bengal Narkel Shorsher Chingri (Shrimp in Coconut Mustard Sauce)

Narkel Shorsher Chingri (Shrimp in Coconut Mustard Sauce)

4 Small Servings

Ingredients
1 lb. shrimp - shelled and deveined 2 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 1 large coconut
2 hot chillies 2 tablespoon mustard oil
1/2 teaspoon salt wet dough made of 3 tablespoon of flour
1/4 teaspoon turmeric

Method

  1. Grind the mustard seeds, chillies, salt, turmeric and water into a smooth paste in a blender.
  2. Marinate the cleaned shrimps in this paste for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Split the coconut in two and drain the coconut milk. The milk is not used.
  4. Put the shrimp mixture in the coconut halves with the mustard oil and the whole chillies.
  5. Put the two halves of the coconut together and use a thin rope of dough to seal the joint.
  6. Put the coconut in the oven and bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. The author suggests that the preferred method is to barbeque the coconut among coals.
  8. The coconut is left in the dying embers until the outer layer is well charred about 1/2 hour.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 630 Carotene ( μg ) 12.6
Protein (g) 79.8 Vitamin C (mg) 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 12.15 Mg (mg) 15.53
Fat (g) 29.12 Na (mg) 1.92
Fibre (g) 1.1 K (mg) 31.95
Minerals (g) 20.15 Mn (mg) 0.35
Calcium (mg) 4957.5 Zn (mg) 0.48
Phosphorus (mg) 1425.7 Cr (mg) 0.004
Iron (mg) 1.31

Modification

Use other sea food that is low in fat like prawns.
Ingredients
1 lb. prawn 2 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 1/2 coconut
2 hot chillies 2 tablespoon mustard oil
1/2 teaspoon salt wet dough made of 3 tablespoon of flour
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 282
Protein (g) 24.13
Carbohydrate (g) 11.43
Fat (g) 15.48
Fibre (g) 0.65
Mineals (g) 2.36