Our shrimp curry recipe is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. Better than take out, this Thai coconut curry shrimp recipe is packed with flavor and vegetables. Your family will love this!

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Shrimp Curry Recipe with Vegetables

This simple curry recipe with shrimp is the perfect one-pot skillet recipe that is finished in about 20 minutes. The best part about this recipe is that it’s loaded with vegetables. You can add what ever vegetables you like or just use more shrimp. Customize what you want in this Thai curry and it’ll be one of your go-to recipes.

Video: Making Shrimp Curry in 20 Minutes

Tips on How to Make Shrimp Curry

  • We use raw thawed shrimp but you can certainly use frozen shrimp. We talk about this below when cooking with raw frozen shrimp vs cooked frozen shrimp.
  • There are so many vegetable options to use. Our recipe uses zucchini, sweet bell peppers and onions. But broccoli, cauliflower, chopped kale, carrots and mushrooms are some delicous and healthy options to add to this Thai inspired recipe.
  • Fish sauce adds so much flavor to this Thai curry. But if you’re still a little cautious of fish sauce, you can replace it with fish sauce.
  • If you want to learn more about curry, here’s a great curry guide.
  • All shrimp curry recipe details are in the recipe box below.
shrimp curry recipe in pot

Best Curry Powders

There’s so many different curry powders and pastes out there for this shrimp curry recipe. Here’s 3 of our favorites that have great flavor without a lot of bitterness.

shrimp curry recipe in pot

Shrimp Curry in 20 Minutes

Instead of shrimp, you can use, tofu, chicken, pork, or more vegetables. Want to add more flavor? Increase the amount of curry, add some chopped chilies, or add more cayenne, fish sauce or soy sauce. If you like you bell peppers cooked softer, add them to the onions and garlic when you first start making the curry.
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  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium onion , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced or crushed
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) knob ginger , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground cayenne , optional, or to personal taste
  • 14 ounces (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken stock
  • 1-2 Tablespoons (15 ml) fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 pound (454 g) raw shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 small bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini , chopped
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • chopped fresh Thai basil and/or cilantro , optional
  • Lime wedges , optional


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. When heated, add the onions, garlic, and ginger. Stirring often, cook until onions are softened.
  • Stir in the curry powder and cayenne. Pour in the coconut milk, chicken stock, and fish sauce/soy sauce. Combine to break up all lumps of spices.
  • Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, bell peppers, and zucchini. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through and zucchini is tender. Taste for flavor season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Optional – Garnish with basil and/or cilantro and serve with lime wedges. The curry is great served with rice, baguette slices or rolls, blanched zucchini noodles, or rice noodles or pasta.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 363kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 1101mg, Potassium: 674mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 966IU, Vitamin C: 36mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 5mg

Can Frozen Shrimp Be Used for Curry?

Yes, you definitely use frozen shrimp. But cooking times will vary if you’re using pre-cooked frozen shrimp or raw frozen shrimp.

  • Pre-cooked frozen shrimp is pretty quick to heat up in the curry sauce. Just check to make sure the shrimp is heated through completely before serving.
  • Raw frozen will take the longest cooking time. Allow a few more minutes of cooking in the curry sauce to make sure that the raw frozen shrimp is cooked all the way through.
  • Hope you enjoy this Thai Coconut curry shrimp recipe!