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Thai Style Shrimp

Jeannette.Derner's picture
"A dish made in half an hour! Plump shrimp are sauteed quickly and then simmered in coconut milk infused with garlic and ginger. Serve with white rice and steamed broccoli for a luscious quick dinner."
Ingredients
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) (peeled)
  Fresh ginger root 1 Inch
  Jalapeno pepper 1 (fresh)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Medium shrimp 1 Pound (peeled and deveined)
  Tomatoes 2 , diced (seeded)
  Coconut milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped basil 3 Tablespoon (fresh)
Directions

1. Combine the garlic, ginger, jalapeno, salt and turmeric in the container of a food processor or blender. Process to a smooth paste. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until translucent, stirring frequently. Mix in the spice paste, and cook for a few minutes to release the oils.

3. Add shrimp, and cook for a few minutes until pink, then add the tomatoes and coconut milk. Cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer an additional 5 minutes to thicken the sauce. Stir in the fresh basil during the last minute of cooking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Occasion: 
Christmas, Wedding
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids, Gourmet, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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2 Comments

shantihhh's picture
This would taste more Thai if you used Thai Basil, a splash nam pla-fish sauce and less salt, and also used Thai Dragon red ripe chiles. I am an avid Thai-chef so these comments are from a Thai-purist, not to critisize. It is a beautiful presentation and I am sure it is very tasty!
HotChef's picture
nice pix