Paleo Plan

Red Curry Shrimp with Coconut and Basil

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Makes dinner for two.

Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes, plus 1 hour for marinade

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 Tbs red curry paste (Thai Kitchen recommended)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (optional, look for one without sugar added)
  • juice from 1 lime, divided
  • 1 (14 oz) can full fat organic coconut milk (see note above, only 1/2 can needed)
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • wooden skewers (optional)
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine shrimp, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, fish sauce (optional) and 1/2 of the lime juice. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, add the coconut milk to a blender and whip for 1 minute. Remove to a container and refrigerate for later use. NOTE: You will only use about half of this, so save the remaining to drizzle on fruit and almond butter for snacks, or in another meal.
  3. Shortly before meal time, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil when hot.
  4. Add shrimp, and saute a few minutes until bright pink.
  5. Remove shrimp from pan. Either wrap each shrimp in a large basil leaf and thread onto wooden skewers, or simply chop the basil and sprinkle over shrimp.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining lime juice and drizzle with whipped coconut milk. Serve hot or room temperature.

7 Comments

  1. Delicious. If you want to add some more carbs and heft throw in a package of kelp noodles when the shrimp is nearly cooked. Adds crunch and flavor.

  2. just getting on the paleo train and made this recipe – it is amazing!!! so much flavor!! i am so happy to have come across your website. thank you!!

  3. Yum! Hubby said this is the best shrimp I have made yet. Thank you!

  4. ljalbert@gmail.com

    Very yummy! We had non-Paleo friends over for dinner and they loved this recipe too! They brought their own rice, but my husband and I just ate the shrimp with the mixed greens and were very satisfied! Yummy!

  5. Reverendlrc

    Quite possibly the best shrimp I have ever had in my life. Thank you for this recipe.

  6. Fantastic! Wonderful flavors! My husband commented that he’d be asking for this again even if we weren’t following paleo.

  7. My 13 year old sone said, I think this is the best thing you have ever made.” but he also said that about my chili rellenos & my orange chicken (pre-paleo) Even my super picky 4 year old daughter ate this and loved it! Def a keeper!

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