Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd 2012 at 3:26pm

By Kelli Bamforth
I love shrimp in all varieties: boiled, chilled, fried, roasted, sautéed, grilled, barbecued, steamed … you name it! This simple shrimp dish is bursting with flavor and, surprisingly, super easy to prepare.
I’d never tasted coconut milk, but its subtle sweetness provided a nice contrast to the spiciness of the curry while still letting the curry’s bold flavors take center stage. The original recipe called for scallions and cilantro, but I’m not a huge fan of either and didn’t miss them in my slightly adapted dish. When shopping for curry in the health food section at Hy-Vee, I stumbled across pre-cooked, stir-fry noodles and seized them immediately to serve under the shrimp. Ninety seconds in the microwave versus the time spent boiling a pot of pasta or rice? No question for this kitchen novice.
I expected the sauce to thicken somewhat upon standing, but I ended up draining about two-thirds of the liquid before serving. Letting the shrimp simmer on low for a few extra minutes meant I could still taste the coconut milk. A pound of shrimp provided plenty of tummy-filling protein; adding the stir-fry noodles and some steamed broccoli made for a complete meal.
The recipe could easily be doubled if cooking for a large family or dinner party and would be a nice intro to Thai flavors for someone who shies away from that type of cuisine.
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
Source: Skinnytaste
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp red curry paste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 oz light coconut milk
2 tsp fish sauce
salt to taste
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add red curry paste and sauté one minute. Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook about 2 to 3 minutes. Add coconut milk and fish sauce and mix well. Simmer about 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through. Remove from heat. Serve over rice or your choice of pasta. Makes four servings. 


OkaforMabatah's picture

Its a wonderful Dish,very nice keep sharing such Tasty dishes,If you have any recipe for fish ,so do share it.
do you know how to make Thai fish I had it in Koh Tao Thailand ,but I don't know how to make it.

lmile2's picture

This is nice idea to introduced the tips and tricks in the people to improve their health.
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jupeter41's picture

This is looks prawns and very delicious dish and can not imagine its taste as much made.
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tuneseo's picture

It is looking very different recipe and first time seen such a tasty recipe.I would like to make a once to take a taste of it.
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