Green Curry Shrimp

Green curry shrimp is one of my favorite meals. I love it super spicy and on white rice. This is also very easy to make.

We will be using purchased, canned green curry paste for this recipe. You can of course make your own curry from scratch but for ease and simplicity I am using canned. Canned green curry paste is available in the Asian aisle of your grocery store or in Asian grocery stores.

This curry paste can be very spicy so you decide the level of heat you want in your meal. The more you add the spicier it will be.

Although I call for peanut oil in this recipe you can use vegetable oil without a problem. Just make sure it has a high smoking point as you will be cooking this at high heat. It will cook fairly quickly so also make sure you have all you ingredients ready before you start.

Here is what you are going to need for this delicious and easy green curry shrimp recipe:

Serves four
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbs. minced lemongrass
1 tbs. minced ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 scallions, white and green parts finely chopped
1 tbs. dark brown sugar
2 tbs. peanut or vegetable oil
1 tbs. green curry paste
1 ¾ cup coconut milk
¼ cup chicken broth

Heat a wok or large skillet.

Add the peanut oil when your pan is very hot. Heat well.

Add the lemongrass, ginger, scallions, garlic and shrimp.

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp is partially cooked through.

Remove shrimp from wok. Add the coconut milk, broth, sugar and curry paste. Bring to a slow simmer and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Return the shrimp to the wok and heat through.

Serve with white rice.

CALORIES 325.28; FAT 22.62 grs (sat 13.93; mono 4.08; poly 2.16); PROTEIN 17.57 grs ; FIBER 1.21 grs; CARBS 9.25 grs; CHOLESTEROL 143.32 mg; IRON 1.50 mg; SODIUM 887.18 mg; CALCIUM 78.66 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • December 24, 2012

    Shawna Misencik

    I wish you had a recipe box or someway I could keep my favorite recipes together.

  • December 25, 2012


    Hi Shawna!
    Thank you for stopping by! We are actually getting ready to launch a new part on the website where you will be able to save your favorite recipes. You will also be able to upload pictures and videos of any frugal ideas that you might have. We will be creating a community where you can join for free. The goal is to have a place where you can find everything for saving money – home repair, sewing, crafts, natural remedies, tips for saving money, etc. I am super excited about this! We should be launching around February. Take care!
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