Red Curry Shrimp

Lee Thayer


Just 4 ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time and you have a spicy red curry dish. For the shrimp and red curry paste, these will be available in Asian markets. Unless you are growing Thai or Clove Basil, this may be available in Asian markets as well, and you can also go to a Thai restaurant and ask if you can get some from them.


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 kg
    shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed, (2 lbs)
  • 2
    handfuls thai basil, or clove basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    red curry paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    shrimp paste

How to Make Red Curry Shrimp


  1. Heat a non stick pan and add the curry paste. This is real, local made red curry paste, this is spicy stuff, basically, Bird's Eye chilies, black pepper, red onion, garlic, and lemongrass.
  2. Add the shrimp paste right after the curry paste. This is local made shrimp paste, shrimp and spices pounded in a mortar into a paste, very common ingredient in Thai cooking. If you have never used shrimp paste, get a nose clip, very strong odor.
  3. Mix and cook for just a few minutes then add the shrimp and mix into the curry, the shrimp will release water, then add the clove basil and mix that in, stir fry until the clove basil is good and wilted.
  4. Serve with rice or even a Thai omelet. Enjoy.

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About Red Curry Shrimp

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

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