Shrimp with Garlic and Coconut Milk

Title: Shrimp with Garlic and Coconut Milk


  • 1 pound (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Cooked rice or noodles for serving


  1. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In a large skillet or wok, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Cook Shrimp:
    • Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  3. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet, add sliced red bell pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes until the pepper is slightly softened.
  4. Create Coconut Sauce:
    • Pour in the coconut milk, ground turmeric, ground coriander, paprika, and chili flakes. Stir well to combine the spices with the coconut milk.
  5. Season and Simmer:
    • Season the sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Allow the sauce to simmer for 5-7 minutes to thicken and let the flavors meld.
  6. Return Shrimp to Skillet:
    • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, stirring them into the coconut sauce. Let them heat through for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve the shrimp with garlic and coconut milk over cooked rice or noodles. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 35 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: This Shrimp with Garlic and Coconut Milk is a quick and flavorful dish that combines the richness of coconut milk with the aromatic spices. Adjust the level of chili flakes to your spice preference. Enjoy this delightful seafood dish as a light and satisfying meal!

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