Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp

This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal!This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.

Don’t you just love it when you have a craving for something and then you finally stop procrastinating and actually put in the effort to finally make it?  And then you realize how stinkin’ easy it was to make and that it took no time at all and while you’re devouring it you wonder why the hell you waited so long?!  Yup.  That was totally me with this Super Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry. 

This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.

I’d been thinking about it for weeks.  Weeks!  Why did it take me so long to finally make it?  I have no idea. Especially since most of the ingredients are so simple!  Fresh shrimp, onion, garlic, and lot of fresh minced ginger to start. Then it’s just a mix of curry, red pepper flakes, fish sauce (which we always have on hand to be ready for Banh Mis or Pho!) and coconut milk.  Coconut milk was the only thing I needed to add outside of our normal shopping list.  And I opted for a lighter, lower fat one, but I can only imagine it would have been even richer and more delicious with a full fat coconut milk!This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.

Topped with fresh cilantro and served over some brown basmati rice, 

This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.and yummmmm.

This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.Craving successfully fulfilled!  This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp – definitely on our normal dinner rotation, especially since little M loved it too!  I love introducing her to new flavors and dishes. It’s one of the most exciting things to me as a mom, watching her taste flavors and foods for the first time <3

Enjoy!  

5 from 12 votes
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Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp

This Super Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp is full of flavor, has a great spicy kick, and is easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal.

Course Main Course
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup minced onion 1 small to medium sized onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 = very mild 1/2 = mildly spicy 3/4 = spicy 1 =very spicy!
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk I like a lighter version
  • 1 ½ t pounds medium-to-large shrimp deveined and peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons fish saucec
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are very tender, but not caramelized. Add the curry and fish sauce and cook, stirring, another minute.

  2. Raise to medium-high heat and add the coconut milk.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the coconut milk has cooked down quite a bit. Add the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp release turns pink (the shrimp will release liquid that will add to the sauce).

  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately over rice.  

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  • This is like a melting pot of heavenly flavors. We love spice in our house, so this curry with that hit of red pepper flakes sounds tongue-tingling. I love the meld of coconut milk, fish sauce and curry too — not to mention the shrimp. Do you use fresh shrimp or are frozen ok? I always prefer fresh, but I don’t always have them at the ready. I would love to pour a chilled sauvignon blanc and dive into a bowl of this lovely curry.

  • I do this all the time- especially if I’m the only one at home to eat it. Everything seems like it’s too much of an effort to cook, and then when I finally DO cook- I have no idea why I waited so long! This curry sounds delicious- I love coconut milk in a curry! YUM

  • I love curries. This sounds delicious. Perfect easy meal for any night of the week. I would make a huge batch so I could enjoy this delicious dinner again during the week. Shrimp in curry is so good. Coconut and shrimp are a great match too.

  • I am obsessed with Coconut Curry, but never thought to make it with shrimp! What a great recipe. All of these flavors sound perfect together. The recipe looks so easy too, I can’t wait to make and eat this!

  • I literally only know one recipe with shrimp as I was sure my husband would hate shrimp unless it was fried. Much to my surprise he admits that he really likes shrimp so I guess it’s time to expand my recipe box in that department.

    Your recipe looks delish and cilantro makes everything better so I can’t see how this wouldn’t be a hit.

  • These shrimp sound amazing! I love spicy curry anything, and the coconut in here with it sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try this one!

  • Coconut and shrimp just together. I LOVE how easy this is and how quickly it comes together. Definitely saving this, what a great go-to weeknight meal. I have all of these ingredients on hand anyways, I just need to keep shrimp in the freezer and I’m all set. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes!

  • Coconut curry *anything* is amazing, let alone shrimp! This is right up my alley. Comfort food at it’s finest. These photos have my mouth watering! Clearly I need to make curry (with shrimp!) stat.

  • This looks and sounds so good, I love that it is so easy and quick to put together! We love this kind of quick stir fry recipes in my family, shrimp, coconut, ginger and some heat, what’s not to like? Will buy me some shrimp this afternoon and try your recipe, can’t wait!

  • I’m always looking for new shrimp recipes (we love them in our house!) and the flavors in this dish sound fantastic. Love the zip of the curry powder and ginger with the creamy coconut milk. What a great idea for an easy weeknight meal that’s big on flavor!

  • I love shrimp, coconut and curry so this dish is right up my alley! I also just so happen to have all the ingredients on hand and it would make for a perfect dinner this week! I love te addition of the fresh cilantro for a pop of color and freshness!