Shrimp in Coconut Milk Recipe

Shrimp in Coconut Milk Recipe

How To Make Shrimp in Coconut Milk

The creaminess melds with the herbs and spices in this delicious shrimp in coconut milk recipe. Cilantro is the secret weapon to this flavorful dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ¼cupcooking oil
  • 2onions
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 2tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • 2tbspground coriander
  • ¼tspground cumin
  • ¼tspcinnamon
  • tspcayenne
  • tspturmeric
  • 1cupwhole tomatoes,canned, drained
  • cupcoconut milk,canned, unsweetened
  • ½cupwater
  • tspsalt
  • lbshrimp,large
  • ¾cupcilantro,chopped
  • lime wedges


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat

  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, until golden.

  3. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  4. Add the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne and turmeric and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

  5. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  6. Add the coconut milk, water and salt and bring to a simmer.

  7. Reduce the heat and cook at a low boil for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

  8. Add the shrimp to the pan

  9. Reduce the heat to low and bring to a simmer

  10. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are just done.

  11. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro

  12. Serve with the lime wedges


  • Calories: 382.50kcal
  • Fat: 30.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.97g
  • Fiber: 2.61g
  • Sugar: 3.00g
  • Protein: 18.60g
  • Cholesterol: 142.88mg
  • Sodium: 777.41mg
  • Calcium: 123.37mg
  • Potassium: 530.99mg
  • Iron: 4.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 76.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.13mg
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