Easy Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry

A 30-minute, creamy, and comforting One Pot Shrimp in Coconut Sauce with blended vegetables to serve over rice or noodles. It is dinner made easy!

Easy Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry
Prep Time : 15 min

Prep Time : 15 min

Total Time : 30 min,

Servings :4.

1 pound raw shrimp, cleaned and prepped (thaw if frozen)
1-2 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
1 white onion
1 red bell pepper
1-2 large jalapeño
3 TBSP red curry paste
1.5 TBSP fish sauce
2 TBSP brown sugar
14 oz canned unsweetened coconut milk
1.5 TBSP cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 TBSP cold water
2-3 TBSP fresh chopped Thai basil for topping
lime wedges for serving
crushed red pepper flakes (optional extra for a spicier curry) season to taste

Prep shrimp as needed. Should be peeled, cleaned, and thawed if frozen. I used extra-large shrimp but medium and large work great too.
Dice onion, cut bell pepper into thin strips and chop, and mince or slice your jalapeno. For a spicier curry, include the jalapeño seeds and use two jalapeños. For a more mild curry remove the seeds and only use one jalapeno or skip entirely.
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper and cook until softened, approx 4-5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer veggies to a bowl and set aside.
Over medium heat, add the coconut milk, red curry paste, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Whisk together and bring to a gentle boil. In a small bowl, add 1.5 TBSP cornstarch to 1.5 TBSP cold water and whisk to dissolve. Add to sauce and simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Approx 5 minutes.

Pat shrimp dry and add to the sauce along with your cooked veggies. For more al dente vegetables, you can add them at the end if you prefer. Allow curry to simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are cooked through and opaque.
At this point you can taste-test the curry and decide if you’d like more heat (cayenne or red pepper flakes may be added to amp up the spiciness) or extra of any of the ingredients. Sometimes I’ll stir in extra red curry paste or add a teeny pinch of salt, to taste.
Top with Thai basil. Serve with jasmine rice or basmati rice or see blog post for more tasty serving suggestions!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

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