Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Really Easy AMAZING Thai Recipe

Do you LOVE Thai food, but think you can't make it in your own home, because the ingredients are too tricky to come by?

Ok - this is really easy and really yummy.

We'll call it

Coconut Curry Thai Shrimp (or Chicken)

Here are the ingredients:

1/2 chopped onion
1/4 c chopped green onions
12 oz shrimp (or chicken, sliced) or more - you're the cooker!
2 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp red curry paste
1 tsp sugar
3/4 c lite coconut milk
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
Olive Oil

Saute the onion and red curry paste in the olive oil. How much? Whatever you think. Probably a tablespoon or two.

Add the shrimp or chicken. Cook until done - about 4-6 minutes.

Add the coconut milk, sugar and fish sauce. Let it simmer around in there. Then toss in the bell pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes - until however crisp or not crisp you want it - you're the cooker!

Add the green onion at the last minute.

Now, you can garnish this with basil, if you like. I think this would be YUMMY with basil. But... if you don't like to pay a fair amount for basil, then do what I did and top with cilantro - which is very Thai, and who doesn't like cilantro? Or top with nothing - you're the cooker.

Serve over rice.

If you want more yummy sauce for the rice, just add more coconut milk and curry paste and fish sauce - however you want - you're the cooker!

the best thing: go to an ASIAN market to get these products - they are SO CHEAP THERE!

Whereas fish sauce is $3.49 at the local grocery store, it is 89 CENTS at the Asian Market. (Just a for instance for ya!)

So - get cooking. And I have it on good authority that it's even better the next day.


  1. unbelievable!!! and low in fat too

  2. where do you get the fish sauce and the red curry paste?

    sounds amazing... i may just give it a try!

  3. Asian Market at 21st and Garnett - it smells like Thailand when you first walk in. But the price is worth it! :)