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Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil


Sweet coconut milk and spicy green curry paste are blended with shrimp and basil to create a comforting Thai curry dish. Serve over Jasmine rice to soak up the sauce and you have a complete dinner!

servings:Makes 4


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 small scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste (or more to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (from 1¬†1/4 lbs unpeeled)
  • 6 oz light coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • salt to taste
Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil photo


  • 1

    In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil on medium-high flame. Add scallion whites and green curry paste; sauté one minute.

  • 2

    Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook about 2-3 minutes.

  • 3

    Add coconut milk, fish sauce and mix well; simmer about 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through.

  • 4

    Remove from heat, mix in scallion greens and basil. Serve over basmati rice and enjoy!



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