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Shrimp in Coconut Sauce recipe


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, salt, and cayenne. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add onions and garlic to skillet; cook 2 minutes, stirring, until fragrant. Add asparagus and mushrooms and cook 2 minutes, until slightly browned. Return cooked shrimp back to skillet and add coconut milk mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Serve over cooked rice and topped with fresh cilantro.

Because of the abundance of vegetables in this dish, few sides are necessary to complete the meal. Serve it over rice and with a glass of dry, fruity white wine to complement the delicate flavors of the sauce.

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Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Liz on January 29th, 2015:

loved it! my husband doesn't eat white sauces but he had 2 servings and told me he loved the sauce. I used broccoli mushroom and a whole can of coconut milk... so good!

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Sherry Hall on August 30th, 2014:

I cooked the onion, garlic, and asparagus in coconut oil instead of olive oil. Next I doubled the liquid ingredients to make it more soupy. I served it in a bowl over rice. This recipe was wonderful! Thank you!

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Crystal on August 14th, 2014:

Made this tonight for my family. The only change I made was using chili powder in place of cayenne because my children cannot eat spicy food. I was skeptical because I do not like coconut but my husband was wanting me to experiment out of my comfort zone. So I chose this because he and everyone else in my family like coconut. I have to say, it was actually quite delicious. We will definitely be making this again. Even I really enjoyed it. A very fast and easy recipie and only used 5 dishes including the utensils.

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Ashley on August 8th, 2012:

I made this with a few substitutions. I am gluten intolerant, so I substituted the fish sauce for Braggs gf sauce. I also substituted the asparagus with green beans, and then last, I made a healthier version with brown rice. It was so so so yummy!!

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Tarheel on May 13th, 2012:

Easy and awesome.

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Pursue on April 3rd, 2012:

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Princess on March 30th, 2012:

Very good. Love it. Different.

Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Caw on February 16th, 2012:

This dish was very easy to make and very tasty.

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Shrimp in Coconut Sauce Review by Jack and Eszter on February 3rd, 2012:

We just made this for our evening meal. It was very nice, although the mushrooms might need to be cooked a little longer than directed. We will definitely make this again!


Published: May 24, 2010
Average rating of 4.78 stars based on 9 reviews.
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