Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ebi Fry Curry Don (Fried Shrimp with Curry on Rice)

I posted a recipe for Ebi Fry back in February last year (has it been that long??) and I mentioned something about serving the shrimp (or prawn, depending on which country you're from) with thick Japanese curry. Well, it sort of slipped my mind because I was busy trying out other recipes at the time. One year and a bit later, here's the post, and it's still one of my favourite comfort foods, especially now that we're in the middle of winter (Down Under). Crispy and golden panko-crumbed prawns, coated in a thick curry sauce and served with rice, how can anyone resist?

Ebi Fry Curry Don
Serves 4

You will need:
12 large Ebi Fry (fried shrimp) - click here for recipe
4 serves of cooked short-grained rice
4 serves of Japanese curry (see below for recipe)

Japanese curry recipe

I used S&B Golden Curry mix and added chicken, carrots and potatoes. I also added a little honey for a hint of sweetness.


2 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
2 medium onions, finely chopped
700g chicken thigh fillets, cubed
1/2 grated apple (optional)
3 cups water
2 medium potatoes, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
1 large carrot, cut into chunks
120g S&B Golden Curry mix (4 cubes of curry roux)
1 tbsp honey


Heat up oil/butter in a medium pot and fry the onions until soft. Add the chicken and fry for 3 minutes. Add apple if used. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until cooked. Add carrots and potatoes and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until potatoes are just tender. Stir in the curry mix until dissolved, and bring the gravy to a simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Stir in the honey. Turn off heat and keep warm until ready to serve.


Dish out rice onto 4 serving plates. Place 3 pieces of Ebi Fry on each plate and ladle some of the hot curry over the rice. Enjoy immediately!