Thai Shrimp and Spinach Curry

So we made this recipe one night and were too hungry and tired to do the photographing. It looks so pretty though and turned out to be so tasty that we decided we had to make it again for the blog. So this is our second round in the same week (which is a super rarity). We decided to do it again because we both agreed that it is definitely one of the top 10 recipes of all time that we've made. And that's saying a lot! It's simple (takes about 35 minutes) and is so flavorful. You have gotta try this one! We got the idea from a Gourmet Today cookbook, but made a few changes to liven it up and make it a bit more healthy. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice 
  • 14-ounce can light unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 pound spinach (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, pour about 1/3 of the coconut milk and in a large heavy skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the curry paste and whisk constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp and sauté the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink. Add the remaining coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute (or until shrimp are cooked through).
  4. Take out shrimp and place into a medium bowl.
  5. Add carrots and bell pepper to the sauce in the pan, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the spinach in batches, stirring until each batch is wilted.
  6. Return the shrimp to the skillet, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Serve over rice and top with cilantro.


Peter M said...

Beautifully plated, right down to the coriander garnish. I like that the curry sauce in on the bottom.

Joanne said...

There are few things in life I love more than a good red Thai curry...and if you made this twice in a week then it must be amazing!

3 hungry tummies said...

wow stunning photos bet it taste just as good!

Ivy said...

Wow, this sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

I love Thai red curry, and this is pretty much the same recipe I like using!

Looks delicious how you've presented it


Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Wow. In the top ten of all time? It's a pretty awesome colour scheme.. I really like the orange and green together. In fact, I used to have an old vintage dress in those colours. Would be handy to wear while eating this in case I spilt any on myself (a likely occurrence).

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Looks fabulous... sorry I haven't been around for awhile, I moved to the US Virgin Islands (I still giggle when I say that) for six months, and it is taking awhile to get settled. But i do think I am caught up, and will be back with new postings...

Come take a look at my new blogs of Island life!

As to the shrimp... that is one item that I am finding alot of, so of course I am saving this recipe!

You may be seeing this on my blog soon

grace said...

there's that cilantro again--right on! this is indeed a gorgeous dish, and your photography of it is excellent!

Juliana said...

Nice the idea of adding spinach :-) Great yummie!

Chef E said...

Love it love it- the plate, the photo, and the food always rocks over here...I want shrimp, curry and love cilantro!

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious and all the ingredients together just make it perfect!!!

Tasty Trix said...

I could DEFINITELY eat this multiple days in a row.

Kathleen said...

Oh my this sounds de-lish!!!

The Duo Dishes said...

Loving the new layout--so bright and welcoming! This dish looks like one you could easily make a third (or fourth) time.

Dee said...

I am super excited by this recipe, I happen to be a newcomer to the Red Curry & now cannot get enough. Wonderful. Have a great day.

My Little Space said...

Such gorgeous photo and the shrimp & rice with curry sauce look fantastic! A really flavourful dish.

Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous curry! Definitely worthy of making again :)

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