Made Shrimp with Garlic and Coconut Milk

Shrimp with garlic and coconut milk is a flavorful and aromatic dish that’s perfect for seafood lovers. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (e.g., olive oil or coconut oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or soy sauce for a vegetarian version)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Fresh cilantro or basil leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Shrimp:

  • If using frozen shrimp, thaw them by placing them in a bowl of cold water for about 5-10 minutes. Drain and pat them dry with paper towels.

2. Sauté the Aromatics:

  • In a large skillet or wok, heat the cooking oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until they become fragrant and the onion turns translucent.

3. Add Peppers:

  • Add the sliced red and yellow bell peppers to the skillet. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.

4. Create the Sauce:

  • Stir in the red curry paste, fish sauce (or soy sauce), and brown sugar. Mix everything together for about a minute.

5. Pour in Coconut Milk:

  • Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow it to cook for about 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

6. Add Shrimp:

  • Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.

7. Season and Finish:

  • Season the dish with salt and black pepper to taste. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the shrimp, and stir to combine.

8. Garnish and Serve:

  • Serve your shrimp with garlic and coconut milk over rice or with noodles. Garnish with fresh cilantro or basil leaves for added flavor and presentation.

This dish is bursting with flavors from the coconut milk, garlic, and the hint of spiciness from the red curry paste. It’s a delicious and quick option for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Enjoy your homemade shrimp with garlic and coconut milk!

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