Skip the takeout tonight with this Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe. This dish is super simple to make and is ready in less than 20 minutes.
I make this dish often, it’s one of our favorite Thai dishes.
WHAT DOES RED THAI CURRY TASTE LIKE
Red Thai Curry has hints of spice, tang and sweet flavors. It really is something special and this recipe has all the same tastes that you would find at your local Thai restaurants too!
WHAT’S IN RED THAI CURRY PASTE
- Galangal – like ginger
- Kaffir lime leaves – tastes similar to limes
- Dried red chilies
- Coriander seeds
HOW MUCH RED THAI CURRY PASTE TO USE
- 2 tbsp per 400 grams of Coconut Milk
The ONLY brand I will use!!
WHERE TO BUY RED THAI CURRY PASTE
I buy mine from the REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE, it is by far the best curry paste out their.
VEGETABLES THAT GO GREAT IN RED THAI CURRY
- Red, Green, Yellow or Orange peppers
- Swiss chard
PROTEINS THAT GO GREAT IN RED THAI CURRY
Now there are plenty different ways to make Red Thai curry.
That is because you can add just about any type of vegetable or meat protein to this recipe.
Such as: spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts, broccoli etc.
And the main ingredients are always the same. Such as Coconut milk, “Lemongrass”, “Galangal”, “Kaffir lime leaves” OR replace that will pre – made “Red Thai curry paste”. Which has everything you pretty much need already in it!
Now if you are not familiar with all those ingredients, don’t fret.
You can find them all at your local Asian grocer or right in the international aisle which will sell Red Thai Curry paste in packages and or jars (see picture) above for the “Red Thai Curry paste” we use.
HOW TO MAKE THAI RED CURRY SHRIMP
- You will want to start with some freshly chopped vegetables.
- Then pull out all your ingredients; such as cooking oil; coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, fish sauce, brown sugar, kaffir lime leaves and a lime.
- Next, cook some white rice on the side to serve.
- Then pull our your wok and get to cooking, you will find the easy steps to this recipe in the card below!
And the nice thing about cooking Thai food is that once you learn to prepare.
You will then have all the necessary ingredients and know how to prepare it again.
Before you know it you will be a TOP CHEF in your kitchen, cooking Thai dishes like a Pro.
IS RED THAI CURRY SPICY
Yes, however when you cook it down in the coconut milk and other ingredients it becomes more of a balance of flavors. That become, sweet, spicy and sour.
WHAT IS IN RED THAI CURRY
- Red Thai Curry consists of some kind of protein, some kind of vegetable, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and Coconut milk and Green Curry Paste.
- Traditionally that paste is made in a mortar and is comprised of shallots, garlic, dried red chilies, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves among some other ingredients and spices.
As you may know I love Thai food and make it a lot in our home.
Actually I make it every week, because I crave it that much.
With any of my Thai recipes, you will learn that you really only need a few ingredients in your fridge and pantry to make any of them easily.
Making homemade Thai curry at home is really easy once you have all the basic ingredients!
IS RED THAI CURRY GLUTEN FREE
IS RED THAI CURRY KETO
IS RED THAI CURRY HEALTHY
- YES, Thai Curry is very healthy for you!
If you love Thai food as much as me, then you will want to try my other Thai dishes! All are AMAZING and really are some of the best ways to make Thai at home in a fraction of the time.
- Thai Basil Mussels
- Best Thai Red Curry
- Red Thai Curry with Shrimp
- Vegan Mushroom Tomato Thai Soup
- Thai Vermicelli Salad
- Spicy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe
- Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
- Green Thai Curry with Chicken Peppers and Bok Choy
- Keep in mind a good coconut milk, will be half solid not watery.
- “Lemongrass”, “Galangal” and “Kaffir lime leaves” can be found in most Asian stores. “Thai Red Curry Paste” can be found in most Supermarkets, Thai Red Curry paste has all the above ingredients in it needed to make this dish.
- Add in the lime last, you do not want to cook the lime because it will ruin the flavor.
- Do not eat the “Lemongrass”, “Galangal” and “Kaffir lime leaves” there just for flavoring, if you’re going to use these instead of the Thai Red Curry paste, make sure to bruise each item before adding to the pot.
- Want more heat, simply add in some Thai Bird’s eye chilies or Thai Chili Paste. Caution when preparing Bird’s Eye Chilies, these chilies are very hot and can burn the eyes.
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- 1 tbsp. Cooking oil
- 10 medium Shrimp
- 1 can Organic Coconut Milk
- 1 /2 Red Bell Peppers, diced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 purple onion, diced
- 1 tsp Fish Sauce
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- THAI INGREDIENTS
- 2 tbsp Red Thai Curry Paste
- 3 Kaffir lime leaves
- 1 tsp Fish Sauce
- 1 Lime to serve
- Start by washing and cutting up your vegetables and slice all according to the size you want.
- In pot, wok or pan, heat up the oil on medium high and in your “RED THAI CURRY PASTE” saute for 2 minutes till blended.
- Next add in the coconut milk and cook for another 2 minutes on medium-high.
- Then add in your fish sauce, and simmer for another 2 minutes over low heat.
- Add in the vegetables. kaffir leaves and simmer on low heat till for 2 minutes.
- Add in the shrimp and simmer till cooked, roughly 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat immediately, to prevent rubbery shrimp.
- Serve with fresh lime juice and a sprig of fresh basil over rice if desired.
Be sure to use a high quality coconut milk
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1089mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix