I am not kidding you when I say this is the most amazing recipe I’ve ever experienced! I absolutely love curry and this recipe seriously came out better than Thai takeout! It’s super simple too!

coco curry served and paired with wine
PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15 Minutes
SERVINGS: 6 Servings

2 Tablespoons Butter
1-1/2 pound Peeled And Deveined Raw Shrimp (I Used U10, But Any Size Is Fine)
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
1 can (13 1/2 Oz. Size) Coconut Milk (I Used “A Taste Of Thai” Brand)
2 Tablespoons Honey, More To Taste
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
1 whole Lime, Juiced
Hot Sauce, Optional
12 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped, Plus More For Garnish
2 cups Basmati Rice–cooked According To Package Directions

coco curry ingredients

Heat the butter in a large skillet (I used non-stick) over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until fully cooked. Remove to a plate and set aside.

coco curry shrimp

Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and stir to cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the curry powder over the onions and continue cooking the onions, stirring, for another couple of minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the coconut milk, stirring to combine. Add honey, salt, and lime juice, and allow the sauce to heat up until bubbling gently. Add shrimp into the sauce, tossing to coat, and allow it to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Taste the sauce and add more salt, lime juice, or honey depending on your taste. Stir in the basil. (Add hot sauce if you want a little kick.)

coco curry simmer

Serve shrimp and sauce over a bed of cooked basmati rice, garnishing with more basil. Delicious!

Here we paired this with a Spanish white blend called Gramona Gessami. It had the perfect, light sweetness from just a touch of Gew├╝rztraminer – to balance out the medium spice we used in the dish. The price point was an excellent value at $12 and we found it at the Winestore in Cary, NC. It was divine! Not to mention, the Winestore concept is incredibly fun! You load up a card and enjoy samples at stations before you decide which wines you want. Careful though – we went in for one bottle and left with six!


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