Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is spicy, but very good. Most asian markets sell lime leaves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse shrimp. Cut one pepper into rings, then mash with a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Cut oher pepper into thin strips.
  2. Heat 2/3 cup coconut milk in a skillet over high heat. When it is almost boiling, spoon out 1 tablespoon and reserve. Reduce remaining cream for a few minutes until it's think and bubbly. Add curry paste and stir over med-high heat for a few minutes, until mixture is thick.
  3. Increse heat to high and add remaining coconut milk, stirring well. Add sugar. Add shrimp and stir frequently for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in crushed chilies and lime leaves. Stir about 30 seconds and then add basil leaves and strips of pepper. Stir well to wilt basil, then turn off heat.
  5. Transfer to serving dish and dribble remaining coconut milk over top. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

This was fantastic and very easy. I added some veggies to this recipe (1 red pepper, 2 zucchini). I cut back the sugar to 1 tbsp. as well.

DeAnna Owens October 06, 2007

I didn't have any lime leaves or hot peppers, but it still turned out very good (I used half a can of *very* spicy red curry paste). It is nice & fast too.

jwconnect April 30, 2007

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