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Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Get restaurant-quality cuisine right in your own kitchen with this shrimp recipe that is packed with Thai flavors.

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • none Cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 none (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 none red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm. Spoon coconut cream (the thick part from top of the can) into pan using a slotted spoon. Add curry paste; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring constantly.

3. Stir in remaining coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper; toss to coat. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Spoon 1 cup rice onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 cup shrimp mixture.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 330none
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 6.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 32.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 220mg
  • Iron: 4.4mg
  • Sodium: 865mg
  • Calcium: 83mg

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Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe