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Thai Basil Shrimp Recipe

Category: Healthy Recipes, Main Dish, Fish, Thai

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 2” piece of lemongrass, cut in half lengthwise
  • 15 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ pound shrimp, cleaned & shells removed
  • ¼ pound snap peas -or- snow peas
  • Juice of half a lime [approx. 2 Tablespoons]
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce -or- to taste*
  • 2 sprigs of Thai basil, chopped


1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and fry ginger, garlic, crushed chilies and red curry paste until fragrant.

2. Add lemon grass, coconut milk and sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer.

3. Add shrimp and peas, cook until shrimp are opaque and pea pods are tender, approx. 5 minutes.

4. Add lime juice and fish sauce to taste, serve garnished with basil. Serves two.

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