Friday, September 03, 2010

Thai-style Shrimps in Coconut Milk

A little pot of Basil can go a long way. Its rain-drenched leaves are there all ready for you to pluck when you need a little sprig for a Thai-inspired Shrimp curry.

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Ingredients for Thai-style Shrimps in Coconut Milk are:

400 grams shrimps, cleaned, deveined
1 can of coconut milk
Handful each of vegetables which cook easy like green peas, snap peas, green bell pepper
2-3 green onions (just the green portions)
1 knob of ginger, very finely chopped
2-3 fat cloves of garlic, minced
Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Few leaves of basil, torn
5-6 dry red chilies
Fish sauce (I use a Thai brand)
Sesame oil

IMG_0639 Heat sesame oil in a wok and toss in the snap peas and sliced bell peppers. Sauté for a couple of minutes and keep aside.


In the same oil, add the ginger, garlic and dry red chilies. IMG_0641 Stir for a couple of minutes, reduce the heat to the lowest gas mark and add the coconut milk. Drizzle fish oil into the coconut milk, I added about two tablespoons.

Cook the coconut milk adding little water for about five minutes. Add the shrimps then.

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When the shrimps start turning pink, add the already sautéed vegetables, handful of green peas, and season with sugar and salt. Cook for not more than 2-3 minutes.

IMG_0645 Check on the seasoning. This curry should have a sweet balance to it because of the coconut milk. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and some torn basil leaves. Just before you serve, finish it with some chopped green onions.

IMG_0647 Its best to serve it straight out of the wok and onto the dinner table. With a hot bowl of rice, some more torn basil leaves and lemon wedges. I had some Gondho Lebu (you could try Kaffir Lime) which I used to squirt over my rice and curry and honestly it just took my Shrimp Curry to another level.

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Bong Mom said...

I love the serving bowl as much as the curry.

I loved the corners of your home too. Now tell me where do you shop when In India ?

Satya said...

beautiful presentation dear the whole spread ..yummy


Priya said...

Very tempting dish, am drooling here rite now..

GB said...

Love that bowl! And the shrimp looks like pure comfort food! mmmmmm

Padhu said...

Wow looks so delicious!!

Sayantani said...

kotha theke shuru kori. darun shrimp curry asadharon kather mach bowl and a very beautiful house.
love to come to your blog again and agian Pree.

T.K said...

oh my...i love shrimps and its in coconut! i can sense the aroma through your beautiful clicks. great presentation and recipe. i m from toronto as well =)

Pinku said...

awesome tempted to go out and get some shrimps right now..

and this sounds so very easy as well..

ur presentation as always added so much to the dish :)