Red Coconut Curry with Shrimp


Easy to make red coconut curry. Serve with jasmine rice or basmati rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium white onion, diced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • ½ medium jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cold water

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons chopped Thai basil

  • 1 medium lime, cut into wedges


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno and cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer veggies to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add coconut milk, curry paste, brown sugar, and fish sauce to the pan. Whisk together and bring to a gentle boil.

  3. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; whisk to dissolve. Add to sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Pat shrimp dry and add to the sauce along with the cooked veggies. Allow curry to simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are cooked through and opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with Thai basil and serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes:

You can use frozen, thawed shrimp instead of fresh.

For more al dente vegetables, you can add them at the end if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
25g Fat
20g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 19g 97%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 842mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 49mg 245%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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