Coconut Shrimp Curry

This is a really easy curry, and you can make this sauce as hot or as mild as you like. Just reduce/increase the stated amounts of pepper, ginger, and garlic.


For the shrimp marinade:

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 kg shrimp, peeled and deveined

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons blended habanero pepper (atarodo)
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 large tomatoes, blended with 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Hot cooked macaroni or rice for serving


Toss the shrimp with the salt, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until hot. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the pepper, ginger, salt, garlic, coriander and curry powder.

Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5-7 minutes. Add the tomatoes and carrots to the pot and cook, stirring for about 1 minute. Increase the heat to medium-high and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often. Add the coconut milk, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the shrimp and juices from the marinade. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the shrimp are curled, lightly pink and cooked through, about 2-4 minutes. Serve over hot, cooked rice, or macaroni. I served mine on a bed of shredded cabbage, as well.

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Dinma, dis i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ tantalizing to behold, nice one, keep it up girl. Its me muma

Chidinma Zee

Muma thanx dearie, for visiting. Hope you can stop by often.


Seems easy enough to make even wtout ur signature pictures. Looks sooOoooo appetising!

Chidinma Zee

Lizzy, please make this! IT IS!! And i forgot to take step by step pics-never again!


Hi! I came across this recipe during the week and I made it today. It was really delicious even though I didn't add garlic(forgot to buy). Everybody enjoyed it. I served it with macaroni. Thanks.

Chidinma Zee

Hi Shade. I'm glad you liked this. Please try others, I'm sure you'll find more to like. Thanks for the comment


This is my first time on your blog and I’m blown away by what iv seen. Keep it up girl. Definitely making this dish on sunday.


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