I love curry and I love shrimp. So when you combine both of them together, with Thai green curry paste, you get this mouthwatering and authentic Thai shrimp curry.
Green curry is one of my favorite Thai recipes. It’s usually made with chicken, but today I am going to teach you how to make green curry with shrimp. It’s mildly spicy, loaded with coconut milk, savory and sweet at the same time.
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Green Curry Paste
You can make green curry paste from scratch and I will share the recipe with you one day. For everyday cooking and a quick homemade Thai curry at home, you can use store-bought curry paste from Asian stores or online.
My favorite brand of green curry paste is Maesri brand Green Curry Paste. It comes in a small can so there is no wastage. You can use it for a few times and it can be stored in the refrigerator for weeks.
Tips on How to Cook Shrimp Curry?
- Do not overcook the shrimp in curry. Shrimp cooks very fast in boiling curry sauce, so as soon as they turn pink and curl up, they are done.
- Shrimp curry is made with coconut milk. Buy canned coconut milk that is made in Thailand for authentic flavors. You can also use coconut cream for richer and thicker curry sauce.
- This curry has vegetables such as zucchini and red bell pepper in the curry sauce. Do not overcook them.
Green Curry Shrimp Calories
This recipe is healthy with only 247 calories per serving. Shrimp and vegetables are both low calories and there is no carb in the dish.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 247 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served with steamed rice, just like the picture above. For a wholesome Thai restaurant meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Green Curry Shrimp
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 - 2 1/2 tablespoons green curry paste (use 2 1/2 tablespoons if you want it spicy)
- 1 cup water
- 1 lb. jumbo shrimp (shelled, deveined, tail-on)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 tablespoon fish sauce (add more to taste)
- 1/2 tablespoon Thai palm sugar (preferred or sugar, add more to taste)
- 4 oz. zucchinis (sliced and halved)
- 2 oz. red bell peppers (seeded and cut into strips)
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Heat up a small pot on high heat and add the cooking oil. When it's heated, saute the green curry paste for 10 seconds before adding the water. Bring the water to boil and add the shrimps.
- As soon as the shrimps are cooked, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, palm sugar, zucchinis and red bell peppers. Cook for 1 minute, stir to mix well. Turn off the heat and add the chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
This recipe came out good but would be better with a bit less water and more coconut milk. Next time I would also cook the vegetables for a minute or two before adding the shrimp.
I’d love to save this recipe on Pinterest but it won’t let me save it.
Made this for the second time and followed it exactly. It was incredily good and a family pleaser!
Very easy to make. Tasted great. Will definitely make again.
Hi Glenda, thanks for trying my recipe. Please try more recipes on my site: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Coulkd I use your grenn curry with chicke recipe and just substitute shrimp for the chicken….Would adding the Kaffir lime and Thai basil ruin this green shrimp curry?
No, kaffir lime and Thai basil are fine for this recipe.
I am obsessed with Green Curry. I want to eat this every day for the rest of my life. Thank you!!!!
Awesome, please try more recipes on my site: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Hi! Is there any chance non to add the coconut milk?! I just can’t stand it :( I can add more water or fish broth? Thank you
Hi Radina, it’s not curry if there is no coconut milk. You can try to add milk, though.
I made this last night and it was delicious. Since I live at high altitude (6500 ft) I was worried the vegetables wouldn’t cook enough in the quick time called for so I sauteed the zucchini and red pepper first then pulled them out of the pan before cooking the shrimp. The vegetables were al dente and the shrimp and sauce turned out great!
I want to taste this so bad , just hope I can find all the ingredients . I live in a rural area of MS. I love all your recipes . Thanks
Thanks Gorgette you can get the ingredients online!
Is there a vegetarian equivalent of fish sauce that would add the same type of piquant flavor? Or can this recipe just skip the fish sauce. I plan to use tofu instead of shrimp.
Hi Julia, all Thai food uses fish sauce. I am not sure if there is a substitute for fish sauce. I will just add salt.
All of these recipes look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome, please try this green curry shrimp. It’s so good!