Green Thai curry is one of the mailman’s favorite things to order when we go out. There’s an Asian restaurant here in the area that makes a delicious version of this, and the sauce is amazing. It’s a seafood curry with shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari, and I don’t even know what else. It’s delicious. So I tried my hand at making a similar dish a few times and guess what? He loves that too. And guess what else? It’s healthy!
Here I made a Thai shrimp curry, with tons of fresh veggies, and the sauce is super easy because it has just two ingredients and you can find them both in the Asian foods section. Even my little Kroger has them. You can serve this with or without brown rice, depending on your carb needs for the day.
I kept the veggies simple this time. First I warmed a few tablespoons of coconut oil in an extra large pan. I should have used my wok, but I didn’t feel like climbing up above the dryer and getting it down if I’m being honest. Then I chopped a head of broccoli and sauteed it along with about a cup of shredded carrots in the oil.
I let those cook for a few minutes and then added a package of sliced mushrooms and a can of sliced, drained water chestnuts.
Then I made the sauce which was super easy because I took some help from the store. I used one can of light coconut milk, and two tablespoons of green curry paste. I stirred these together into a small saucepan and brought them up to a simmer before lowering the heat back down, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, I thawed out my shrimp in a colander with cold water since I, of course, forgot to thaw it in the refrigerator. Once thawed and drained, I added them to the pan and then stirred in the sauce.
Once the shrimp are pink, maybe three to five minutes, I added the Napa and gave it just a moment to cook down. Just long enough to wilt, but not long enough to get soggy.
I served mine in a bowl by itself, while the boys ate theirs over rice. You can add a little Sriracha for heat if you like. Totally healthy and delicious.
This is a really good one! Give it a try and let me know what you think!