Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

If you love Thai food, you’ll love this easy Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp, the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and savory flavors!

Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

When I go out for Thai, I love getting coconut curry shrimp! Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp is a flavorful dish made with a blend of Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, and fish sauce. It’s delicious served over jasmine rice but you can also serve it over cauliflower rice. It is known for its balance of sweet, spicy and savory flavors and the creamy texture from the coconut milk. For more Thai inspired recipes you may also like these Drunken Noodles with Shrimp, and this Thai Shrimp Pineapple Stir Fry.

Here’s a great dish for those of you who love Thai-inspired flavors. If you’ve never used fish sauce before, don’t let the smell fool you. It blends with the other flavors and really adds to this dish.

Red Thai curry paste is a key ingredient in this dish and it is made from a blend of chili peppers, lemongrass, shallots, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and other spices. The paste is readily available at most supermarkets in the Asian section.

Red Thai Coconut Shrimp Variations

Add vegetables: Try a variety of vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and carrots.
Aromatics and citrus: Some recipes may also include other ingredients like ginger, and lime juice to add additional flavor.

How To Serve

This dish is often served over steamed jasmine rice, but you can also serve it with noodles like rice noodles or even over quinoa or cauliflower rice as a low-carb option.

More Thai-Inspired Recipes

Drunken Noodles with Shrimp
Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce
Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad
Thai Basil Chicken
Thai Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry

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Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp


135 Cals
18 Protein
5 Carbs
4.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
If you love Thai food, you’ll love this easy Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp, the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and savory flavors!


1 teaspoon oil4 medium scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped1 tbsp Thai red curry paste, or more to taste2 cloves garlic, minced1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined6 ounces canned light coconut milk2 teaspoons Asian fish sauce1/4 cup fresh cilantro or scallions, choppedsalt to taste


In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high.
Add scallion whites and curry paste and sauté 1 minute until fragrant.
Add the shrimp and garlic, season with a few pinches of salt and cook about 2 minutes, to brown.
Add coconut milk and fish sauce and mix well.
Let the shrimp simmer about 2-3 more minutes, until the shrimp is cooked through.
Remove from heat, mix in scallion greens and cilantro.
Serve over rice or cauliflower rice and enjoy!


Serving: 1/4th, Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g

Keywords: coconut milk, Gluten Free, red curry paste, shrimp, Thai shrimp


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