Island Coconut Curry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Brush this slightly sweet sauce on shrimp or chicken before and during grilling. The recipe makes enough for 1 1/2 pounds of chicken or shrimp, with some left over to pass at the table. DO NOT substitute coconut milk for the cream of coconut. Coco Lopez is usually found with drink mixers in the grocery, I have found other brand for much less at my local Asian markets. You can also use as a marinade.


  1. Whisk cream of coconut and fresh lime juice in small bowl until smooth. Stir in green onions, curry powder, cayenne pepper and salt. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  2. Brush half of sauce over chicken or seafood before and during grilling. Pass remaining sauce separately.
Most Helpful

We really liked this though I should have chosen something different to cook - I made salmon and used as a marinade for that since that's all I had in the freezer and I really wanted to make this! DH and I really liked it - DD...not so much at first, but it definitely grew on her. For me it needed a bit more salt, but again, with the salmon it just could have been that salmon has a pretty powerful punch on its own - and I will not delete stars due to my selection of fish. We definitely enjoyed the heat and the hint of lime in this sauce. I will definitely make this again with chicken or shrimp as suggested. Made for ZWT8 and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.

FloridaNative August 14, 2012

Update: I bbq pork tenderloin tonight that was marinated in the curry sauce for 2 hrs it was incredible. Juicy, tender, pink, perfectly cooked with an amazing flavor.

Wonderful, just wonderful Momaphet. The flavor of the sauce is outstanding. We enjoyed it so much. It was sweet, tart, tangy, spicy hot and delicious, all in one bite. I used Thai Red Curry Paste, (personal preference only) . I grilled collasal shrimp and served them with couscous. I poured the sauce over the shrimp and the couscous, it was simply delicious. I will make this one again. Kudos on a great recipe. :) Made for the Winner of the Recipe of the Day Game. Comfort Cafe /09 :)

Baby Kato August 19, 2012

This sauce is AWESOME! I used it on both chicken and shrimp. I felt like I was having dinner in the Pacific Islands. You could taste almost every component of this sauce. I loved that little bit of heat at the end. Thanks for sharing, momaphet. Made for Top Favorites of 2009 Tag Game.

Crafty Lady 13 March 15, 2010