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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Anonymous - June 18, 2013

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

Chidinma Zee - June 18, 2013

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

Lizzyslaw - June 19, 2013

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

Chidinma Zee - June 20, 2013

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

shade - July 26, 2013

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 - July 27, 2013

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

Obim - October 30, 2014

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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