My Favorite Thai Red Shrimp Curry

Baby Kato


This is my personal favorite shrimp curry. I just adore red curry with shrimp.

Another quick and easy to make dish, that never disappoints. I use colossal sized shrimps in this dish but you could use jumbo shrimps.

It's a great meal served with rice but is just as nice served with cellophane noodles.

You may substitute ginger for the galanga root.


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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    1 tablespoon peanut oil
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    4 shallots, finely chopped
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    2 inches galangal, peeled and thinly sliced
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    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
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    2 - 3 tbsp red curry paste
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    1 1⁄2 cups coconut milk, canned
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    1⁄4 cup coconut cream, canned
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    2 stalks lemongrass, snapped in half
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    3 tablespoons fish sauce
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    2 tablespoons chili sauce, hot
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    1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
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    1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
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    1 cup bamboo shoot, canned, thinly sliced, drained, rinsed
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    24 shrimp, collasal, uncooked, shelled
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    1⁄8 cup garlic chives (garnish)
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    4 cups rice, jasmine, steamed

How to Make My Favorite Thai Red Shrimp Curry


  1. In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil and fry the shallots, galanga root, garlic and curry paste for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut milk and cream, lemongrass, fish sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, sugar and bamboo shoots.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  4. Next add the shrimp and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes.
  5. Once the shrimp have turned pink remove the curry from the stove top and pour over the rice, garnish with the chives and serve immediately.

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About My Favorite Thai Red Shrimp Curry

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Thai

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