One Pan Coconut Milk & Curry Shrimp With Summer Vegetables

Confession: Sometimes I make food my husband says he doesn’t like just to see if he really doesn’t like it or if he just thinks he doesn’t like it. Case in point, this recipe.

This one-pan Coconut Milk & Curry Shrimp is one that almost everyone will like. It has a little bit of a spice to it, but mostly it has a light, cream sauce and as my husband says, “You can’t really taste the coconut.” Then he went back for seconds.

So if you think you don’t like coconut, or curry, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with this recipe. And, as long as you get fresh or flash-frozen shrimp, this recipe will taste fresh, light and also be nutritious.

Oh and this was a weeknight dinner that I shot right before I ate it so please excuse the very plain, straight-forward pictures. J Check out the full recipe below.


  • 1 lb. of raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined. Drained and washed.
  • ½ can of coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 Tbsp. green curry
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels cut off the cob or 1 cup of corn
  • ½ cup of carrots, shredded
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 Tsp. of fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tsp. of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. of cilantro to garnish


1. Add your olive oil to your skillet and heat through.

2. Add the green onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for two minutes.

3. Add your red pepper and zucchini to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.

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4. While that cooks, use a bowl to mix together your coconut milk and curry. If you want the dish spicier, use more of the curry.

5. Add your carrots and corn kernels. The carrots I used already come in a bag shredded so I didn’t have to worry about doing that.

6. Finally add your shrimp and cook it through till it turns pink. I used frozen shrimp that I thawed overnight in the fridge. I would have preferred fresh but I made this during the week on a Wednesday and I normally go grocery shopping on a Sunday, which would have defeated the purpose of fresh.

7. Serve immediately and top with chopped cilantro.

I served this over brown rice but you can certainly eat it without the rice. I always like to squeeze in a nutritious, wholegrain though. It helps me to stay fuller and then I snack less. Plus, I don’t feel like I’m completely depriving myself.

I promise you will enjoy this colorful, tasty dinner. Happy eating, friends.

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  • caffeinatedcarly May 04, 2017 06.52 pm

    That looks amazing!! I will be making this for dinner soon! Thanks for sharing!

  • Carla May 04, 2017 08.42 pm

    Mmmm. This sounds fantastic. Coconut milk lime and curry are ingredients I always have on hand. Will have to try this recipe for sure!!

  • Angela Amores May 05, 2017 12.49 am

    This looks really delicious. I’ve never tried making something this complex, but it’s added to my list.

  • Shannon May 05, 2017 04.53 am

    This just made me so hungry!

  • resplendentlymelissa May 05, 2017 01.53 pm

    This looks delicious. I haven’t met a curry I didn’t like. I will be trying this!!!!!!

  • Melissa Chapman May 05, 2017 11.15 pm

    Those pictures were great and made it look so good and fresh. I love one pan meals and this one looks so outstanding even though I have never cooked with curry or coconut milk.

  • terristeffes May 05, 2017 11.43 pm

    Ok, you’ve got me. I am not a coconut or curry fan. I’m sending this to my husband (he loves to cook) and I’ll have him make it. Thanks for the push in the right direction!

  • Karen Yannacio Morse May 06, 2017 12.21 am

    Can you please send me some leftovers? You had me at shrimp and coconut milk! Cant wait to try this myself!

  • Kristina May 06, 2017 01.07 am

    This looks delicious! I love shrimp! Never made a shrimp curry dish so I’m adding it to my date night list! My husband loves curry.

  • Daniella Flores May 06, 2017 01.57 am

    Shrimp is my favorite! I need to make this soon.

  • Samantha Kuzyk | Raising Twincesses May 06, 2017 12.03 pm

    That looks and sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to try the recipe out’

  • Meghan Cooper May 06, 2017 01.24 pm

    I love one pan recipes! This looks fantastic and so flavorful. I’ll be pinning this for later to try!

  • Marcie May 06, 2017 02.03 pm

    Ooh! This sounds perfect for summer! We do a lot of stir fry but haven’t tried adding coconut milk!

  • Angela Tolsma May 06, 2017 02.30 pm

    I’ve totally done that too, made something to see if he actually hates it! He hates shrimp but I think otherwise we’d both love this recipe. One pot is so awesome.

  • Jessica Joachim May 06, 2017 02.47 pm

    This looks super delicious! I am going to have to add this to the meal plan for next week because you basically can’t go wrong with shrimp!

  • Jeanine May 06, 2017 03.15 pm

    This looks SO good. I have never tried anything like this before. I don’t even think I’ve tried curry before. Will have to try this!

  • Joanna Everyday Made Fresh May 06, 2017 03.25 pm

    I make one pan meals all the time! However, the flavor combos in this aren’t my normal, and that’s great! 🙂 I love trying new ingredients and flavors, and this sounds amazing!

  • nmetolen75 May 06, 2017 03.48 pm

    I love the flavor of curry, but never really tried making anything with it at home. This sounds like an easy recipe, especially since it’s made in just one pan!

  • roxyturtle May 06, 2017 03.57 pm

    Yum yum! One pan meals are my absolute favorite, and my boyfriend and I are both huge curry fans. Giving this meal a try for sure!

  • Heather May 06, 2017 04.14 pm

    I don’t eat seafood, but I can see how someone who does would love this meal! I love how colorful it is!

  • Amanda Love May 07, 2017 02.46 am

    I have always liked curry for the lovely mix of spices and unique flavors! This sounds amazing and I would love to make this for dinner one of these days.

  • Heather May 07, 2017 03.26 pm

    This looks delicious! My daughters really like veggies so it’s easy for me to convince them to try something new with such colorful vegetables. I’d love to try this for dinner this week!

  • Carolyn May 07, 2017 05.56 pm

    I have only used coconut milk one other time but want to try it again. This looks like a delicious recipe.

  • lydia May 07, 2017 06.01 pm

    Oh yum! This curry looks SO delicious, I need to try this out! I love curry and coconut milk. Yes please!

  • itsahero May 08, 2017 01.21 am

    Oooh! This looks fabulous! And sounds fairly simple! I’ll have to give it a shot!

  • Roxanne May 08, 2017 02.01 am

    This is exactly the recipe I need to punch up my summer menu! This looks so good and I am a big fan of curry! Thank you for sharing!

  • Voice of Vera May 08, 2017 03.39 am

    This looks so delicious that I had to pin it 2.5 seconds after laying my eyes on the lovely picture. You had me sold with the words coconut and shrimp alone. I CANNOT wait to try this!

  • thefashionableaccountant May 08, 2017 03.48 am

    Yumm! I love using frozen shrimp and I always keep a bag in the freezer, but I am trying to make different things. This is a great new recipe for me to keep in mind.

  • militaryfamof8 May 08, 2017 01.28 pm

    I just started cooking one pan meals and I love it! I will definitely try this recipe out!

  • inmyprime50 May 08, 2017 08.03 pm

    Looks delicious, I love anything with shrimp in it!

  • Cecilia Cannon May 09, 2017 12.46 am

    ugh!!! I have a kid allergic to coconut and I am allergic to Shrimp. this looks so good but I cannot make it. I love your recipe’s so I will for sure check back!

  • Claudia May 10, 2017 06.32 pm

    Obsessed with coconut

  • feltonthompkins May 14, 2017 09.47 pm

    Very nice website.


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