Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

Wonderful, delicious, insanely easy and fast. Would definitely make again.

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Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
Cooking Light, September 2008

Red curry paste adds plenty of spicy heat to the shrimp while the slightly sweet coconut milk smooths out the flavor for a perfectly balanced meal.

1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon red curry paste -- (such as Thai Kitchen)
1 teaspoon sugar
12 ounces large shrimp -- peeled and deveined
1/3 cup light coconut milk
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and curry paste to pan, and sauté 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar; sauté 15 seconds. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Stir in coconut milk and fish sauce; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in green onions and basil.

Yield: 2 servings

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