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Spicy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Spicy Coconut Shrimp Curry features delicious shrimp in a coconut curry that’s perfect over cooked rice. Pack tons of flavors and ready in only 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino, Indian, Thailand
Keyword: coconut, curry, salmon steak recipe, shrimp, spicy
Servings: 4 people
Author: Bebs Lott


  • 500 grams shrimps deveined, cut whiskers
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 thumb sized ginger cut in strips
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp curry powder add more if needed
  • 3 pieces red chili cut in small pieces
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 lemongrass pounded
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Heat oil in a cooking pan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and lemongrass and saute until fragrant.
  • Add shrimps and cook until pinkish in color. Remove shrimps and transfer in a plate then set aside.
  • In the same pan, add curry powder and stir. Pour in coconut milk and stir some more and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the cut red chili and season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust.
  • Put the shrimp back into the pan and lower the heat. Toss the shrimps to coat with the coconut curry sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and transfer in a serving dish. Serve and Bon Appetit!