Red Curry Shrimp with Coconut and Basil

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 25 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour (marinades, etc.)
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Votes: 13
Rating: 4.54
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1 pound(s) shrimp, peeled and de-veined
2 tablespoon(s) red curry paste, (Thai Kitchen recommended)
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 teaspoon(s) ginger, fresh, grated
1 teaspoon(s) fish sauce, (optional, look for one without sugar added)
1 medium lime(s), juiced, divided
1/2 can(s) coconut milk, full fat (403 mL)
1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
wooden skewers, (optional)
10 whole basil leaf(ves)


  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.


  1. puretim

    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. anita

    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. jen

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


    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. Sarah

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

  7. Phylicia

    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!


    I just finished eating this for dinner and I am so, so happy. This is delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my husband, who absolutely loves red curry. 5 stars.

  9. Jennifer H

    Good but could use some more veggies in it. Just serving over cauliflower doesn’t seem like enough veggies

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