A Day in the Life: Kitchen Adventures—Thai Green Curry Shrimp

Now that I’m home and back to some semblance of a regular schedule, I’ve been cooking a bit. Last night, I had a craving for my favorite food, Thai green curry. I had enough ingredients on hand to whip something up, but the only protein I could find on a moment’s notice was frozen, cooked large shrimp. (Probably want to check to make sure the shrimp is peeled…which I failed to do, and it was not.) This recipe works equally well with leftover diced chicken, sliced pork or tofu.

thai green curry shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Frozen Cooked Shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste
  • 1 Sweet Mini Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 C Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Low Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 C Green Onion Tops, chopped
  • 5 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Asian Fish Sauce
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth (in a pinch, 2 low sodium chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in water will work)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions:

  1. Heat a 10-12 inch frying pan until hot. Add coconut oil and heat until it sizzles when a droplet of water touches it. Turn heat down to medium.
  2. Add sliced yellow onions and minced garlic to the oil and sauté until translucent, stirring to keep the garlic from sticking.
  3. Add green curry paste and stir well, cooking about a minute until fragrant.
  4. Add sliced red sweet pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and chopped green onion tops, stirring to coat. Cook for another minute.
  5. Add chicken broth, coconut milk and fish sauce and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat and add shrimp. Simmer just long enough to heat shrimp through.
  7. Add basil leaves and serve.

Any curry is delicious by itself, but for a meal, serve over steamed rice or rice noodles.
I prefer this without the extra carbs from rice, so eat it like any other soup. If you like more heat, add a bit of cayenne pepper while the liquids are simmering.

Makes about 3/4 C servings. 235 calories per 3/4 cup serving.

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