"Butter" Shrimp Masala

30 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
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4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Cream cheese is a delicious replacement for the butter and cream usually used to prepare this traditional dish. This seafood version uses shrimp instead of chicken, but is equally delicious.

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  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add next 3 ingredients; cook and stir 1 min. Add onions and sweet peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until softened. Stir in shrimp and fresh coriander; cook 2 to 3 min. or just until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • Add tomatoes and seasonings to skillet; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese product and water; cook and stir 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
  • Return shrimp mixture to skillet; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until heated through.

Butter Shrimp-Vegetable Masala

Cook additional 1 cup vegetables, such as small broccoli florets, sliced zucchini or frozen peas, with the onions and peppers before adding the shrimp.

Food Facts

Dried fenugreek leaves, which add a distinctive curry aroma and flavour to recipes, can be found in the spice section of South Asian grocery stores.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with Dal Biryani.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 195mg
Sodium 520mg
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 90 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* 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.

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