Authentic Thai Recipe for
Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry Sauce

Authentic Thai Recipe for
Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry Sauce

ฉู่ฉี่กุ้ง (Choo Chee Goong)

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First published on May 2, 2015
Recipe by W. Tipsuwan

Authentic Thai recipe for Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry Sauce
Yield: 2 - 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes

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About my Choo Chee Goong:

About my Choo Chee Goong:

The sauce for this delicious shrimp main dish is made by cooking our homemade basic red curry together with heavy coconut cream, giving it a rich and thick texture and the flavors of lemongrass, galangal, coriander root, and kaffir lime. Unlike the red curry paste (prik kaeng ped) used in our hot chili stir-fries, basic red curry doesn't have peppercorns, cumin, nor coriander seed. You can make your own with our recipe. It's the best way to get the right flavor, as packaged basic red curry can be harder to find.

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How to Make Choo Chee Goong

How to Make Choo Chee Goong

Step 1

Allow your package of coconut milk to settle for at least one day, then open the top carefully without shaking the milk. Skim off 1/2 cup of the cream that will be floating on top. Also measure 1 cup of the thin milk from the bottom. Slice the red chilies on a diagonal. Fold the kaffir lime leaves in half and cut them into thin slivers.

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Step 2

Add the thick coconut cream to a warm wok or frying pan. After it starts to bubble, stir in the red curry paste.

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Step 3

Mix the red curry in well and fry in the coconut cream for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is dry and very oily.

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Step 4

Add the thin coconut milk and stir together. Return to a boil.

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Step 5

Add the sugar and cook until it all melts. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes, letting the sauce thicken. Now taste the sauce and see if it needs salt. Only if you think it needs salt, add a little fish sauce at a time until you are happy with the flavor.

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Step 6

Add the shrimp and stir in. It takes about 1 minute for them to cook. They are done when they turn pink and the tails curl up.

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Step 7

Turn off the heat and add the red chilies. Stir in well and serve.

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Step 8

Sprinkle the kaffir lime leaf slivers over the top.

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Step 9

Garnish with fresh basil tops.

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