Shrimp in Coconut Milk

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Midnightfall

This is wonderfully tasty and quick, easy-to-make recipe. It is a great treat with steamed white rice. Try :)

Top Review by 07lane

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).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add the onion and garlic.
  3. When onions soften up, add shrimps, salt, cumin and red chilli and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  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. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. ENJOY.

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