Bajan Curried “Skrimps”

I don’t think my dad has ever said the word shrimp. From the time I was a little girl until now, he’s always called them skrimps. I think it’s the coolest thing on earth!

Last night’s dinner was inspired by my dad and my trip to Barbados. While I was there I purchased a few packets of curry powder. I’m a HUGE fan of curry. Indian curry. Thai curry. Jamaican curry. Curry can do no wrong!

Here’s my recipe for Bajan Curried Skrimps. Cheers daddy!

What you’ll need:

1-2lbs of skrimps (shrimp)

1 can of light coconut milk

2lbs of FRESH green beans (cut the ends off)

2TBS olive oil

1TBS paprika

2TBS brown rice flour

2-4TBS curry powder (of your choice)

2 shallots (diced) -use 1/2 a red onion if you can’t find shallots

3 cloves of garlic

Brown rice (optional)

What you’ll do:

In a wok style/non-stick pan bring the olive oil to a simmer

Add green beans and simmer until they begin to brown

Add garlic and shallots. Simmer until they begin to brown

Add coconut milk, curry powder, paprika, and brown rice flour

Stir and bring to a boil

Add shrimp and stir

Cover and simmer

Voila! Try it and tell me what you think.






The first time I tried to pronounce the word I said “qua-no-uh”. It had to be one of the most embarrassing moments I’d had that summer. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I actually gave this grain a chance.


Quinoa is a pseudocereal that contains essential amino acids and is high in protein. For dinner I placed some in my stuffed pepper along with chickpeas, black beans, onions, yellow, red, and green peppers, and a crap load of tasty herbs. For those who think you can only get protein from meat, eggs, and powder, allow me to introduce you to quinoa. Here’s the recipe!


The pepper by itself would’ve been enough, but I paired it with a 4oz salmon fillet, and I’ve gotta say I’m STUFFED!

What are you having for dinner?