Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk Recipe

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Tara Modified: October 7, 2021
Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk Recipe

How To Make Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk

Serve with a cup of steaming rice, simmer this garlic shrimp in coconut milk, tomatoes, and cilantro for a quick 30-minute savory and creamy dinner.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • lbsjumbo shrimp,peeled and deviened, weight after peeled
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1red bell pepper,diced
  • 4scallions,thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspred pepper flakes,crushed, or to taste
  • 14½oztomatoes,(1 can) diced
  • 14ozcoconut milk,(1 can) light
  • ½lime,squeezed


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil on medium-low heat. Add red peppers and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add scallion whites, ¼ cup cilantro, garlic, and red pepper flakes, cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, and ¼ teaspoon salt, increase heat and bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend and to thicken the sauce.

  4. Add shrimp and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until opaque and cooked through.

  5. Add lime juice.

  6. To serve, divide equally among 4 bowls, about 1¼ cups then top with scallions and cilantro.


  • Calories: 346.33kcal
  • Fat: 24.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.99g
  • Fiber: 2.63g
  • Sugar: 4.53g
  • Protein: 23.07g
  • Cholesterol: 178.60mg
  • Sodium: 937.36mg
  • Calcium: 127.22mg
  • Potassium: 759.03mg
  • Iron: 4.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 182.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 59.83mg
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