Easy Shrimp Coconut Curry

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Team Mealthy
Rated 4.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • ½ head cabbage, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup peanuts, or to taste (optional)
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts, or to taste (optional)
  • ¼ cup torn basil, or to taste (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, or to taste (optional)


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Lay shrimp into the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to turn pink and curl into a “c” shape, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove shrimp to a plate.
  3. Stir onion, carrots, and garlic together in the hot skillet; sauté until softened and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir coconut milk, honey, curry powder, and lime zest into the vegetable mixture; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are completely tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage to the skillet and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  6. Return shrimp to the skillet; cook until shrimp are again hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, squeeze lime over the dish and stir. Garnish with peanuts, cashews, basil, and cilantro to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Curries are often served over rice, but you can definitely serve it over riced cauliflower or spiralized noodles to limit the carbohydrate count while increasing the vegetables.


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October 19, 2017 at 11:51pm

Erin Rettke says:

I loved this dish!!! It came together in 15 minutes (as long as it took the rice to cook!) The amount of curry is perfect! Be sure to fork test the carrots before adding the shrimp back in. I served mine over rice with peanuts and it was amazing!!!

Image of Tal Levitas
September 08, 2017 at 11:36pm

Tal Levitas says:

It turned out delicious. I only zested one lime and it was a good amount of zest.

Image of Tarragon Boi
September 07, 2017 at 10:34pm

Tarragon Boi says:

There was a little too much lime zest in this for me. Also, the carrots were a little too crunchy for my taste.