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Curry Shrimp Recipe

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Curry paste adds flavor to shrimp, carrot, peas, and red bell pepper in this easy curry shrimp recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to make.

Serves 2 as a main dish or 3 to 4 as part of a multicourse meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3/4 pound fresh medium shrimp
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 6 ounces snow peas
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, divided, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger (about 2 thin slices)
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar, or to taste


Soak the shrimp in warm salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Shell, devein and chop.

Peel and slice the carrot into 1/2-inch slices on the diagonal. Cut the red bell pepper in half, remove the seeds and chop into chunks.

In a large pot filled with boiling water, briefly blanch (parboil) the peas and carrots until the peas turn bright green, and the vegetables are crisp but still tender. Remove, plunge briefly into ice cold water, and drain thoroughly.

Heat a wok over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the heated wok. Add the ginger and stir-fry briefly until aromatic (about 30 seconds). Add the shrimp. Stir-fry until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to the wok. When the oil is hot, add the curry paste. Heat briefly until it is aromatic (30 seconds to 1 minute). Add the carrots. Stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the red bell pepper. Add the peas. Stir-fry briefly, then add the shrimp back into the pan. Mix everything together and cook for 1 minute, then add the rice wine or sherry and the sugar. Cook for a bit longer and serve hot.
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 4 out of 5
Great tasting recipe!, Member Susan_Nowell

However, allow more prep time and cook time than indicated on ""At a Glance"". Read the steps carefully in advance; then back into what time you estimate you will need. You will not want to finish cooking this dish until you are ready to serve it because the snow peas may get a little soggy. I served this over jasmine rice as a main dish and it was great! The fresh ginger root and curry were a delicious combination. I also offered crispy rice noodles (the kind in a can) to sprinkle on top. This is a recipe you will want to keep.

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