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Coconut Curried Shrimp

Yield Makes 4 servings
Sweet and spicy shrimp star in this curry recipe that's filled with traditional Thai flavors.


  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until pink, stirring occasionally. (Shrimp will not be cooked through.) Remove from skillet; set aside.

  2. Add bell pepper, curry paste, and curry powder to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut milk, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cook for 3 minutes or until curry paste dissolves, stirring constantly.

  3. Stir in shrimp; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro, and serve immediately in shallow bowls over hot cooked rice.

Cook's Notes

Keep uncooked shrimp in the freezer. To thaw and peel frozen shrimp, place in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes, occasionally breaking up frozen clumps with your hands. After 15 minutes, the shrimp will be thawed enough to peel. By the time you finish peeling them, they will have thawed completely.