Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp … Sweet corn season is in full swing.  Summer sweet corn is one of my favorite veggies.We have many recipes for sweet corn at What the Forks for Dinner? With a local grower Selmi’s ,we are assured the best sweet corn. If you are ever in the area stop by… you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

From relish to risotto…….on the cob or off, sweet corn is the quintessential summer veggie staple. Spicy Fresh Corn Relish and Creamy Sweet Corn Risotto

Looking for a new way to jazz up sweet corn…..it’s perfect on it’s own, but everything could stand a little jazzing up sometimes. Curry??? Why not?

Curry being an umbrella term for dishes that traditionally are from India. The main spices in curry are coriander, cumin, ginger, chiles, and turmeric. Curry dishes may or may not have meat…..ours does. 

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Dry curries, which are cooked with very little liquid and that liquid is allowed to evaporate leaving the dish coated with the spice mixture. 

Wet curries such as Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp have a lot of sauce with a base of yogurt, cream, or as I did, coconut milk. Who doesn’t love sauce???

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Using that delicious sweet corn and adding onion, jalapeño (Tim…. spice…enough said), garlic, ginger, and curry powder, I added in tomatoes and coconut milk. Then simmered into a beautiful sweet spicy wet curry.

I used cherry tomatoes from my garden…….to say I have an abundance is an understatement…..look for more recipes with cherry tomatoes soon. 

If you are vegan/vegetarian you can stop with the Sweet Corn Curry and have a wonderful dish, but Tim and I like meat…well in this case seafood. Vegan is not for us.

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

I grilled shrimp, seasoned with a touch of curry powder. Simply place the peeled deveined shrimp with curry powder and a bit of oil in a plastic bag and smooshed it around….again smooshed is a cooking term…..lol

Rice is a traditional accompaniment for curry. I used cauliflower rice. I love, love, love this stuff. You can buy it fresh or frozen already rice, or buy a head of cauliflower and rice your own. Being of the lazy, hating to clean up club….. I buy it already riced.

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Bowl meals are all the rage and  Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp covers that trend. Place all the segments of the recipe in a nice bowl and serve. 

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Curry up and get your self some of summers bounty…. Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp
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Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

Sweet Corn Curry with Grilled Shrimp

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Indian



Corn Curry

1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 large white onion halved and sliced thin

2 jalapeños, 1 sliced, 1 minced

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced

1 tablespoon curry powder

3 cups fresh raw sweet corn kernels 

2 cups fresh tomatoes, seed removed, diced 

1 cup coconut milk

juice of 1/2 of a lemon

salt to taste

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Grilled Shrimp

12 ounce package jumbo

2 teaspoons curry powder

2 teaspoons olive oil

Cauliflower Rice

112 ounce package frozen cauliflower rice

2 tablespoons coconut milk

Salt & Pepper to taste


Corn Curry

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Sauté onion stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 5-7 minutes.

Add the minced jalapeño, garlic, and ginger, and cook for 1 minute more.

Add curry powdered cook for about about 30 seconds, stir in the corn and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cover. 

Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes, until corn is cooked and tomatoes have broken down.

Remove cover and stir in the lemon juice, remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk and half of the cilantro. 

Cook for 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with cauliflower rice and grilled shrimp.

Cauliflower Rice

Cook cauliflower rice according to package directions. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and cook until evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro or parsley if desired.

Grilled Shrimp

In a large zip loc bag place shrimp, curry powder and oil. Toss until shrimp is coated.

Heat grill pan or grill to medium high heat. Remove shrimp from bag and place on grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side.

Keywords: sweet corn, tomatoes, curry, quick, easy, main dish

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