Shrimp Curry with Saba

A curried shrimps with a twist. This shrimp recipe includes saba or plantain bananas which will have a little sweetness. Curried dishes mostly are Thai and Indian cuisines and I think this recipe is adopted to those kinds of dishes. I Hope you will also like this dish like the chicken curry that has become one of our favorite Filipino food.



1/2 kilo shrimps, shelled
1 kilo ripe saba bananas (plantains)
1 Tbsp butter
2 large onions, chopped
2 pcs bay leaf
2 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
1/2 cup fresh milk
1 pc lemon, juice extracted
salt and pepper to taste


How to cook Shrimp Curry with Saba:

  • Peel plantain bananas and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Set aside.
  • Heat a saucepan and melt the butter then saute onion until translucent.
  • Then add in the plantain, bay leaves and curry powder.
  • Stir cook for about 1 minute. Then pour in broth and milk and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the shrimps and cook until done. Pour in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot.


Shrimp Curry with Saba