My husband thinks he does not like Thai food. In my opinion if you like Indian food, you will like most Thai food. This recipe made it to our dinner bowls because I wanted to cook something in the neighborhood of “Thai” food and also something quick. I saw Ree Drummond make this recipe on TV once. I did not “follow” here recipe, I just recalled what she did and made this dish. So here goes !
1 lb of shrimp. I usually get the EZ-peel shrimp and remove the tails myself. I get whatever is on sale, however, the larger shrimps taste better in this recipe.
1 package of frozen peppers and onions. If you don’t have this, I would take 1 yellow, red and green bell pepper and 1 onion, slice them length wise and use it.
1.5 tbsp of curry powder
1 can of coconut milk (not cream)
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tbsp of ginger paste
1/2 tbsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
salt to taste
Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high, and saute ginger, garlic, salt,peppers and onions
Once they are soft add the red pepper flakes and curry powder and saute for till the raw smell of the curry powder it gone, about 10 mins
Add the coconut milk and the reduce the heat to simmer.
Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till the sauce thickens. Check and adjust seasoning, keep in mind that the shrimp will absorb some of the flavor so if the sauce is on the saltier or spicier side, its ok
Add the shrimp and cook till it turn pink. DO NOT over cook the shrimp !
Immediately remove from heat ans serve over warm Jasmine or Basmati rice.
If you have Thai Basil, you could fold some in the end