Coconut Curry Shrimp Light…
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Now, I know it seems like the only recipes we share are for Mexican dishes or special bevs – fair enough 🙂 At least you can say we know how to have a good time and we like our food to be packed with flavor.
Today we bring you a Thai inspired dish that definitely has layers of wonderful spices, a tad bit of heat and creamy coconut. It is definitely delicious, super healthy and Weight Watchers friendly. I used one of Weight Watchers recipes and put my own spin on it.
The best part – this dish takes literally 10 minutes to make!
Some of the ingredients you will need:
- Cooking spray
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 TBS curry powder, mild or hot, to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, seeds removed (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 medium uncooked scallions, thinly sliced, separating white and green parts
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp, large, shelled and deveined
- 3 cups cooked brown rice (optional)
Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, add olive oil and set over medium heat. When pan is heated add curry powder and salt. Cook, stirring constantly until curry is fragrant - about 1 minute.
Add white parts of scallions, cilantro and sliced jalapeño. Cook, stirring occasionally, about two minutes more.
Add coconut milk and stir to blend. Add shrimp and stir occasionally and cook until shrimp turn pink - about 4 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle green parts of scallions and serve.
If you do not like the heat of spicy foods - omit the jalapeño and make sure you use mild curry powder.
Other added ingredients:
For our continued weight loss success it is so important for us to eat delicious food. Eating healthy is not boring – for sure!
If you aren’t into the heat factor you can definitely omit the jalapeño pepper and lessen the amount of curry powder. I think this would also be terrific with added fruit like pineapple. Curries are very versatile – so play around with your ingredients.
Serve with brown rice, sprinkled with scallion greens.
I love the colors of the completed dish – I equate color with healthy 🙂
Give this easy and quick Coconut Curry Shrimp a try. Let us know what alternate ingredients you used! The intense flavor will not disappoint you!