Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry

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A quick and easy coconut shrimp curry dish that comes together in less than 20 minutes. Serve over rice or quinoa for a flavorful weeknight meal. This post is sponsored by Kroger. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pan with coconut curry with vegetables and shrimp.

If you’re anything like me you’re always looking for healthy weeknight meals that taste awesome, but don’t take forever to make. I like to spend time in the kitchen (obvi, considering this blog is about 75% food), but even I can’t tolerate recipes that take longer than 30 minutes on a weeknight. Mostly because I’m typically starving come dinner time, but also because I’d much rather spend my evening going for a walk with Olive, doing a house project or relaxing with Isaac.

Easy Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp // Comes together in less than 20 minutes for a speedy weeknight meal

One Pan Shrimp Curry

For this reason I gravitate toward quick, one-pan recipes like this coconut shrimp curry! With a help of jarred red curry paste, you can easily toss together this flavorful dish in less than 20 minutes! It’s loaded with nutrient-dense veggies, the shrimp offers a good source of protein and the healthy fat from the coconut milk makes the dish extra creamy, satisfying and filling.

Thai Shrimp Curry Cooking in a pan with chopped veggies.

How to Serve This Shrimp Curry

It works great served over a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice. I actually used a blend of both. If you’re grain-free or looking for a low-carb option, cauliflower rice will work too.

Coconut Curry Shrimp and vegetables served over brown rice.

Easy Weeknight Meal on Regular Rotation

We pretty much always have a can of coconut milk in the pantry and frozen shrimp in the freezer so I know this easy coconut curry shrimp dish will be happening around here on the regular. The nice part is that you can easily swap out the veggies based on what’s in season and what you have on hand. I love the bell peppers and broccoli, but I bet the curry would be amazing with butternut squash… especially as the weather gets cooler.

Quick and Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp

If you try this coconut shrimp curry please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers!

Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp

5 from 5 votes
Shrimp and veggies in a creamy coconut milk red curry sauce. Serve over quick cooking brown rice or quinoa for a speedy weeknight meal.
Thai coconut curry shrimp with broccoli, red pepper and shrimp in a pan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk, lite or full fat
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 10 ounce bag of frozen peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (save a few for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • lime wedges, for garnish
  • cooked brown rice or quinoa, for serving
  • sriracha, for serving (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in garlic, ginger and red bell pepper, cook for about 5 minutes or until fragrant. Add in broccoli, coconut milk, curry paste and salt, stir and bring mixture to a low boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and scallions into the pan, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in fresh basil. Serve curry over cooked brown rice, quinoa or a mixture of the two. Garnish each serving with a few scallions and a lime wedge.

Notes

Adapted from this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 of recipe with 1 cup brown rice Calories: 610kcal Carbohydrates: 65g Protein: 24g Fat: 31g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 7g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: shrimp curry

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    19 comments
    1. Jill
      December 6, 2020 AT 2:15 am

      5 stars
      Love it! I added some green beans that I needed to use up. I made some jasmine rice to go with – sticky rice would have been another level! Maybe some toasted coconut flakes too 🙂
      Thanks so much!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 8, 2020 AT 1:16 am

        Woo! So glad this recipe was a hit! Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    2. Kaye
      April 26, 2020 AT 8:14 pm

      5 stars
      This recipe was very easy to make. I added string beans and mushrooms. The next time I make it I will use chicken.
      It was delicious. It will be my go to dish for company.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 27, 2020 AT 12:25 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you loved this dish, Kaye. 🙂 Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    3. MJ
      August 24, 2019 AT 8:28 am

      5 stars
      Hi Brittany! Love this easy and quick recipe. I also truly appreciate that you always include the nutritional values at the end of each recipe. My husband is diabetic and this serves as a very useful tool! Thank you. 🇨🇦

    4. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
      September 28, 2016 AT 9:21 pm

      One-pan recipes are the absolute best! Loving this one with all creamy goodness along with the shrimp. So pretty, too!

    5. Heather Kinnaird
      September 28, 2016 AT 11:07 am

      coconut and curry is always win in this house, and the fact that is it so easy makes this a no brainier for me. I cannot wait to try it.

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