Spicy Shrimp  (Dopeaja)

Shrimp Dopeaja is a Spicy Shrimp dish from Bangladesh made by combining shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and spices to create a phenomenal 30-minute dinner. This dish is spicy and flavorful, and is best served over a bed of white rice.

Catfish is a very common ingredient in Dopeaja in Bangladesh. If you do choose to work with fish, make sure to de-bone the fish.

- Ginger - Turmeric - Cayenne  - Paprika - Raw shrimp - Onion - Tomato - Cilantro - Scallions - White rice

Heat the oil in the pan. Once heated, add the spices, the pureed onion, and a tablespoon of water to the pan, and let cook for about 4 minutes, until fragrant.

Add the raw shrimp and the onions to the pan and pour the ½ cup of water over it. Add the sea salt to taste. Cook covered on medium-high heat for about 8 minutes, then uncover the pan and allow about ¾ of the water to evaporate out.

Add the tomato, cilantro, and scallions. Cook for about 8-10 more minutes or until the oil begins to separate.


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