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Thai Shrimp Curry & Squash

Thai Shrimp Curry & Squash

Thai Shrimp Curry with coconut milk, butternut squash, red curry paste is a healthy and easy dinner recipe.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time42 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 233kcal


  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 3/4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 14 oz coconut milk light (canned)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cornstarch optional
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb butternut squash cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1.5 lbs shrimp raw & thawed
  • 2 lime wedges or more to taste
  • 3 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped


  • Preheat large deep skillet on low heat and add coconut oil, spreading with spatula. Add onion, garlic, ginger and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add coconut milk, tomato paste, fish sauce, red curry paste, honey, cornstarch, kaffir lime leaves, salt, pepper and whisk until combined. Increase heat to medium – high and bring sauce to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens a bit.
  • Add squash and bell pepper, stir, cover and cook on low for 20 minutes or until squash is cooked al dente. Add shrimp, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Do not over cook as shrimp will become rubbery.
  • Gently stir the curry, adjust salt to taste, squeeze lime, top with green onions and cilantro. Serve hot with brown rice or quinoa.
  • Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 4 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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