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      Easy Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

      This delicious Thai green curry with shrimp is an easy recipe to make and contains simple ingredients. If you’re looking for quick lunch recipes or easy dinner ideas, this recipe is for you.

      thai green curry with shrimp

      Ingredients for Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

      Before making this recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients you need. All of the ingredients are listed down below next to possible alternatives. For the best results, I recommend sticking with the original ingredients. 

      IngredientsSubstitutions
      Thai green curry paste
      Coconut milk, lightFull-fat coconut milk, regular milk, any other plant-based milk
      ZucchiniEggplant, yellow squash
      Green beansSugar snap peas, edamame, lima beans, baby corn, regular corn
      Red bell pepperAny other bell peppers
      ShrimpAny other protein 
      Jalapenos (optional)Any other chili peppers
      Thai basil (optional)Basil
      Lime juice (optional)

      Where to buy

      You can buy Thai green curry at your local Asian grocery store. I’ve had luck finding store-bought paste at most Korean and Japanese grocery stores I’ve visited, but if you can find a Thai grocery store, that’s even better. 

      It’s possible your local grocery store may carry Thai green curry paste, so be sure to look out for it next time you are grocery shopping. You can also make homemade Thai green curry paste like this one

      How to make Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

      In a large saute pan or saucepan over medium heat, add the Thai green curry paste and half of the coconut milk. Once this mixture has come to a simmer, add the brown sugar, vegetables and remaining coconut milk.

      Simmer this mixture until the vegetables have slightly softened, then add the shrimp. Continue to cook until the shrimp is cooked through (it should appear pink with no translucent parts). 

      Once your shrimp is cooked, turn off the heat and add the jalapenos, Thai basil and lime juice. Plate and serve with a side of jasmine rice, if desired. 

      thai green curry with shrimp

      How to store the leftovers

      If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to transfer your curry to the refrigerator within two hours of making the dish. 

      When you are ready to eat your leftover curry, you can heat it up in the microwave or on the stove in a saucepan. I recommend the saucepan method to ensure even heating, but it’s up to you!

      Thai curry comparisons

      There are several kinds of Thai curries that are different, but all equally delicious. So what are the differences? And which option is the best for you? Let’s dive in. 

      Green curry

      Thai green curry is what we will be using for this recipe. It is made from green chiles, giving it its bright green color. It’s considered the spiciest kind of Thai curry, so if you love spice, this one’s for you!

      Red curry

      Thai red curry is another classic Thai curry. This kind of curry is made from red chiles, giving it its vibrant red color. It’s less spicy than green Thai curry, but it still holds its own. It’s definitely worth a try!

      Panang curry

      Panang curry is similar to Thai red curry, but it has a few noticeable differences. It’s very rich and full of flavor like red curry, but typically contains less red chiles, is thicker and is served with peanuts. 

      thai green curry with shrimp

      Is Thai green curry healthy?

      This Thai green curry is quite nutritious and can be a good option for weight loss. I swapped full-fat coconut milk or light coconut milk in this recipe which lowers the amount of calories and saturated fat. 

      That being said, you do lose some creaminess and flavor going this route, so if you want a good compromise, try doing one half light coconut milk, one half full-fat coconut milk.

      Along with this, this dish contains fiber and micronutrients from the vegetables and protein from the shrimp. With a side of jasmine rice, this makes for a very well balanced meal.

      thai green curry with shrimp

      Easy Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

      This delicious Thai green curry with shrimp is an easy recipe to make and contains simple ingredients.
      Prep Time 5 minutes
      Cook Time 15 minutes
      Total Time 20 minutes
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine Thai
      Servings 2 servings

      Ingredients
        

      • 2 ounces Thai green curry paste
      • 1 can reduced fat coconut milk
      • 1 tsp brown sugar
      • 1 small zucchini sliced
      • 1 cup green beans cut in half
      • 1 red bell pepper sliced
      • 1/2 lb shrimp fresh or frozen
      • jalapenos sliced, optional
      • Thai basil optional
      • Lime juice optional

      Instructions
       

      • In a large saute pan or saucepan over medium heat, add the Thai green curry paste and half of the coconut milk.
      • Once this mixture has come to a simmer, add the brown sugar, vegetables and remaining coconut milk.
      • Simmer this mixture until the vegetables have slightly softened, then add the shrimp. Continue to cook until the shrimp is cooked through (it should appear pink with no translucent parts).
      • Once your shrimp is cooked, turn off the heat and add the jalapenos, Thai basil and lime juice. Plate and serve with a side of jasmine rice, if desired.

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