this is the shrimp dish i was going to make last week but didnt have limes. tonight i was going to make something else but didnt have the milk the recipe called for. so shrimp it was! this recipe had a lot of promise… i love thai food, shrimp & curry! this dish disappointed me.. it was too sweet and had NO kick.. it was way too bland for my liking!
Thai Red Curry Shrimp
adapted from cooking light
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
- 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm. Spoon coconut cream (the thick part from top of the can) into pan using a slotted spoon. Add curry paste; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring constantly.
- 3. Stir in remaining coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper; toss to coat. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Spoon 1 cup rice onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 cup shrimp mixture.