Shrimp Coconut Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry, shrimp, and baby bok choy coated in a luscious lime coconut curry sauce! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword coconut curry shrimp, curry shrimp, curry shrimp recipe
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 552kcal
Author Dana at


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 Tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 Tsp. curry powder or to taste
  • 1 c. fresh or canned coconut milk
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 lb. large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy sliced
  • basil for garnish
  • bean sprouts for garnish
  • limes for garnish
  • 1 c. basmati rice prepared according to package


  • Place the oil in a large, deep skillet and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chilies and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender and the mixture pasty. Stir in curry powder and coconut milk, and lime juice and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • While sauce simmers, season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add bok choy for the final 2 minutes of cooking time until just barely tender. Add salt to taste and serve immediately with basmati rice and optional garnishes.


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 5.7mg