Green Curry Shrimp

green curry shrimp

Green Curry Noodles with Shrimp

Who doesn't love a good curry? 

This dish only takes 15 minutes to throw together, once the curry has been prepped. Plan ahead to enjoy this meal in very little time. I make a large batch and freeze it for later use. See the post I did on coconut green curry for full details. There you'll learn the motivation behind this nutrient packed recipe. It's perfect on days when I realize I did't get enough healthy greens in my diet and need to pack them in. 

Health Benefits

The green beans, broccoli and spinach, combined with cilantro and green curry lend to a meal full of vitamins, K, C, A and B6. There's also plenty of minerals like calcium, folate and magnesium. The cilantro is rich in flavonoids and phytonutrients and can help in detoxification while adding a cooling element.

I used shrimp as the protein for this dish but feel free to change it up with chicken or meat. Thai dishes often include pork or beef.

Ingredients:

6 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
turmeric to taste
salt to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1 carrot
noodles (shirataki, soba, or rice)

Green Curry Cilantro Sauce:

1 head broccoli
12 ounces green beans
5 ounces spinach
1 shallot
3 ounces green curry paste
2 cans coconut milk (13.5 ounces each)
2 cups water
2 cups cilantro
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Place green curry in a small saucepan over low and allow it to heat through.

Season shrimp with turmeric, salt and pepper. Sauté them over medium heat in a small pan. Once cooked through, set aside and quickly heat carrot and other noodles in pan.

To plate, place noodles in a bowl and top with sauce and shrimp. It's that easy!