Thai Coconut Curry with Shrimp


This Thai coconut curry is a yummy take on green curry! It's a recipe you can be creative with if you want but it's wonderful just as-is! It's surprisingly easy and very fun to make! Serve over steamed white rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 4 tablespoons green curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen®)

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Thai basil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring coconut milk and curry paste to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, Thai basil, mint, garlic, brown sugar, pepper flakes, dried basil, curry powder, and fresh ginger. Return to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes.

  2. Add bamboo shoots and bell peppers; boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until all flavors have combined, about 12 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Saute until shrimp is bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 4 to 6 minutes.

  4. Transfer shrimp into the simmering sauce and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't like shrimp, then use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead. Make sure you cut it into bite-sized pieces.

If you like spicy, than a great condiment to have around is Sriracha! It's found in your Asian food section. It's a red bottle with a green cap and it has a rooster on the front of the bottle!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
35g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 69mg 344%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 553mg 12%

* 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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