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    35 mins

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    Midnightfall's Note:

    I learnt this wonderfully tasty and quick, easy-to-make recipe from my sister-in-law. It is a great treat with steamed white rice. Try :)

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    1. 1
      Heat oil.
    2. 2
      Add the onion and garlic.
    3. 3
      When onions soften up, add shrimps, salt, cumin and red chilli and stir for 2-3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Once the shrimp become pinkish and curled up, add the coconut milk (whisk with spoon lightly), capsicum, tomato, and heat on high heat.
    5. 5
      Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. 6

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 17, 2008


      I Really liked this recipe as is but it really reminded me of tom yum (Thai soup) so I changed it a bit. Basically I just halved the onion & tomato & used 2 garlic cloves (the traditional Thai doesn't use garlic, but I love garlic & the end product is good). I added 4- 50 cent sized pieces of fresh ginger, 1 "stick" of lemon grass, 1/2 of a lime (just the juice), 4 kaffir lime leaves, 6 small mushrooms (quartered). I used yellow bell pepper for the color & just plain white sugar instead of brown. I used 1 fresh medium sized red chile pepper chopped. I follow the directions as written and add the ginger, lemon grass, lime juice, lime leaves, mushrooms & sugar when I add the coconut milk. It turns out great! I make it at least once a week & serve with steamed white rice...Aroy mak mak (Thai for very delicious).

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    • on May 15, 2007


      I made this recipe for my boyfriend and myself a while ago, and we enjoyed it so much that it is now on the list of things to make again and again. Thank you!

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    • on April 02, 2007


      Okay, I pretty much followed the recipe as written. I wasn't quite sure what you meant by red chili so I used the red chili sauce in the Asian section of the grocery store. I used one red bell pepper and at least twice the amount of red chili sauce called for. In the future I would use a lot more. Also, we ended up adding quite a bit of salt to the finished product. I've been thinking that adding some fish sauce might fix that. Once we were finished with dinner, I looked through the recipe again and realized that I omitted the brown sugar. I don't know how that would have affected the finished product. I will take a certain amount of responsibility for that but it was not mentioned in the instructions which is why I forgot it. Basically, I would probably pass on this one in the future but my husband liked it enough that he wants me to tweek it till we like it. As written though, for me it was just okay. Sorry.

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    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp in Coconut Milk

    Serving Size: 1 (202 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 339.7
    Calories from Fat 171
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    Saturated Fat 16.0 g
    Cholesterol 220.8 mg
    Sodium 889.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 11.0 g
    Protein 27.3 g

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